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CURTIS ROBERTS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On November 30, 2015, Roberts was charged in connection with the shooting
death of Roberts’s brother, Michael Roberts. Roberts filed a motion in limine seeking to
prevent the admission into evidence pictures of the victim found on the victim’s cell
phone, among other items. At the jury trial, the motion in limine was denied, and
Detective Donald Eversole testified regarding the... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

KENNETH VANN V. FEDEX FREIGHT, INC.; SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.; AND DEATH & PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY TRUST FUND

Kenneth Vann sustained a compensable injury on November 30, 2015, while
employed by FedEx Freight, Inc. (FedEx). He had been employed by FedEx since 1997 and
was approximately fifty-seven years old when the injury occurred. The administrative law
judge (ALJ) found: Vann proved he had sustained a permanent physical impairment in the
amount of 20 percent to his body as a whole; ... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

CAROLYN LAWSON v. SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS, INC.

We first briefly reiterate the facts of this case as discussed in Lawson I. This lawsuit
stems from a premises-liability suit. Lawson is a resident of Ashley County, Arkansas.
Simmons operates a retail sporting-goods store located in Bastrop, Louisiana. This is the
corporation’s only store, and it has never operated a store in Arkansas. It is a Louisiana
corporation with its pr... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

United States of America, ex rel Ladner v. Allegiance Health Management, Inc., et al.

Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Allegiance Health Management to Pay More Than $1.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Allegiance Health Management, Inc., (Allegiance), a post-acute healthcare management company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, and four hospitals owned and operated by Allegiance (collectively, the Allegiance Defendants), have agreed to pay more than $1.7 million to resolve F... More...
   $1700000 (06-06-2018 - AR)

MICHAEL JACKSON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Eric Farrell, a former detective with the Blytheville Police Department, testified that on June 8, 2016, he responded to the scene of a shooting at a residence belonging to Yuri McKeever. He entered the residence and saw the victim lying face down on the living-room floor in a puddle of blood. Dr. Charles Kokes later testified that Yuri died from two gunshot wounds to the back of his head. Farrell... More...   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

JEFFREY ALLEN WOLFE V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was arrested and charged with theft of property, a Class C felony under
Arkansas Code Annotated section 5-36-103(b)(2) (Repl. 2013); with theft of property, a
Class B felony under Arkansas Code Annotated section 5-36-103(b)(1); and as a habitual
offender under Arkansas Code Annotated section 5-4-501. A jury trial was held on
January 19, 2017, and the following facts ... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

CURTIS ROBERTS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On November 30, 2015, Roberts was charged in connection with the shooting
death of Roberts’s brother, Michael Roberts. Roberts filed a motion in limine seeking to
prevent the admission into evidence pictures of the victim found on the victim’s cell
phone, among other items. At the jury trial, the motion in limine was denied, and
Detective Donald Eversole testified regarding the... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

JONATHAN RYAN HILL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Officer Eric Woodward of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office relayed the
following facts constituting probable cause in an affidavit signed on August 20, 2015.

According to Woodward, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Damascus
residence in the early morning hours of July 10, 2015, for an alleged home invasion.
Deputy Brian Kesterson met the two residents... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

Tammy Gates v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Tammy Gates appeals from the judgment of the district court1 upholding the
denial of her application for Social Security disability benefits. We affirm.

Gates applied for disability-insurance benefits based on urinary incontinence
and pain in her neck, back, and arm. During the application process, Gates’s treating
physician, Dr. Charles Davidson, submitted a letter explaining... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - AR)

WHITE RIVER HEALTH SYSTEM, INC., d/b/a WHITE RIVER MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL. v. MADELINE LONG, AS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF DANIELLE TOTH, DECEASED

On January 20, 2012, Randall Johnson, as special administrator of the estate of Danielle
Toth, deceased, filed this action against multiple defendants, including WRMC, asserting
claims for wrongful death and medical negligence.1 WRMC answered the complaint, denied
the allegations of negligence, and pled that it was a charitable, nonprofit organization entitled
to immunity from ... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - AR)

MICHAEL MITCHELL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Shannell Holmes was married to the victim, Troy Holmes. Shannell had two
teenage daughters at home, Ayanna and Asia, and Roderick Gulley, Shannell’s cousin, was
staying with the Holmes family. On the evening of December 27, 2014, Roderick began
arguing and “tussling” with his baby’s mother, Tatiana Curry, about their baby spending
the night at the Holmes residence. Roderick “re... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - AR)

JAMES LARAIL SHARP, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was charged in the Sebastian County Circuit Court with one count of
murder in the first degree, a Class Y felony; two counts of aggravated robbery, a Class Y
felony; and one count of kidnapping, a Class Y felony. The charges arose from an event
that occurred on January 23, 2016, and the victim was identified as Kaleb Glenn Watson.
Bailey Smith testified that on Janua... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - AR)

Joseph Albertson, III v. Kansas City Southern Railway Company

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Texarkana, AR - Joseph Albertson, III sued The Kansas City Southern Railway Company on a personal injury negligence theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
03/17/2005 29 ORDER by Honorable Harry F. Barnes that since Pltf's claims against Deft have been dismissed and Pltf's medical liens and attorneys fees have been satisfied, the Court finds that this case should be and hereby is closed te... More...
   $1 (03-17-2005 - AR)

DANNY L. BURROW V. J.T. WHITE HARDWARE & LUMBER

On October 31, 2003, Rick Tubbs, owner of J.T. White Hardware & Lumber
Company, filed a motion for default judgement against Danny and Shena Burrow. On July
1, 2004, the Craighead County Circuit Court granted the motion and awarded Tubbs
$9,127.92 in damages plus interest and $1,000 in attorney’s fees. The circuit court also
ordered the Burrows to file a verified affidavit of ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - AR)

DANIEL LYNN HONEY v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Honey was charged with two counts of rape based on allegations that he inserted his
finger into the vagina and anus of seven-year-old R.T. Prior to trial, Honey filed a motion
for discovery to which the State filed a response and supplemental response. Honey later filed
a separate request for discovery pursuant to Arkansas Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.1,
specifically asking the S... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - AR)

DON WILLIAM DAVIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Davis was charged and convicted of the capital murder of Jane Daniel, theft of
property, and burglary. Prior to his trial, the Benton County Circuit Court ordered Davis
to be examined by Dr. Jenkins at Ozark Guidance to determine whether “there are
reasonable grounds to believe the defendant to be presently insane or that he was insane
at the [time] of the alleged offenses.” Je... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

VIRGINIA ANN HYATT V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Virginia and her husband, James Hyatt (“James”), met Patricia and her husband, Ray
Wheelington,2 at the Guys & Dolls Club (the “Club”) in Texarkana, where Patricia and
Ray taught square dancing. Virginia and James attended dances and lessons at the Club. In
2009, James and Patricia began having an affair.
James, along with several members of the Club—Eddy “Reese” Baker, Harvey... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

MATTHEW BRIAN BURNSIDE V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In 2014, a Faulkner County jury convicted Matthew Burnside of raping and sexually
assaulting a twelve-year-old girl. His convictions were affirmed on direct appeal by this
court in 2015. Burnside v. State, 2015 Ark. App. 550, 472 S.W.3d 497. He filed a timely
petition for postconviction relief in the circuit court in December 2015 pursuant to Arkansas
Rule of Criminal Proced... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - AR)

ANNE O’HARA BYNUM V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

There are no factual disputes. In early 2015, Bynum, a 37-year-old divorced woman
living with her mother, stepfather, brother, and four-year-old son, T.B., outside of
Monticello, discovered she was pregnant. She believed her mother would not allow her
and T.B. to continue living in her home if her mother learned Bynum was pregnant;
therefore, Bynum did not tell her mother abo... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

HERSCHEL L. BRIGANCE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

This appeal arises from an event that occurred on March 26, 2016. Laura Montano,
an off-duty Little Rock police officer, took an over-the-counter sleeping aid about 8:00 p.m.
and went to sleep in her Conway home. She was awakened at approximately 11:30 p.m. to
the sound of someone knocking at her door. Montano initially ignored the knocking, but
when she heard her front door be... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

DUAN HARRIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Duan Harris was convicted in a jury trial of rape, aggravated assault, and
interference with emergency communication. The victim was Mia Colley. For these
offenses, Mr. Harris was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Mr. Harris now appeals, raising two arguments for reversal. First, he argues that the
trial court erred in allowing Lakeisha Harris to testify about an ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

DANIEL LYNN HONEY v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Honey was charged with two counts of rape based on allegations that he inserted his
finger into the vagina and anus of seven-year-old R.T. Prior to trial, Honey filed a motion
for discovery to which the State filed a response and supplemental response. Honey later filed
a separate request for discovery pursuant to Arkansas Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.1,
specifically asking the S... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

Amy Thomas v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Securty

Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Amy Thomas was thirty-four years old, the mother of a four-year-old son, and
in the process of divorcing her second husband. A high-school graduate, she lived on
her own, cared for herself and her indoor dog and cat, tended her home, managed her
finances, and led a more-or-less independent life. She had custody of her son every
other week and would care and provide for him as well,... More...
   $0 (02-05-2018 - AR)

The Estate of Chandler J. Barnwell v. Linda Watson, Dr., EdD, Superintendent of the School Board of the Little Rock Independent School District

Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

After their son tragically committed suicide, the plaintiffs, Michael and Anna
Barnwell, sued the superintendent of their son’s school district, alleging that the
school had discriminated against their son on the basis of disability by failing to
adequately protect him from being bullied by other students. But the district court2
found no evidence to support the Barnwells’ claim, a... More...
   $0 (01-28-2018 - AR)

Carolyn Combs v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Carolyn Combs appeals from the district court’s order affirming the
Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) denial of her application for disability insurance
benefits and supplemental security income. Because we conclude that the ALJ failed
to fully and fairly develop the record, we reverse and remand for further factual
findings.
I. Background
Combs applied for disability benefi... More...
   $0 (08-21-2017 - AR)

United States of America v. Julie Anna DeLarm

Federal Courthouse - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Former Searcy Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for False Statement to Social Security Administration

Julie Anna DeLarm, formerly known as Julianna England, 51, appeared before United States District Court Judge Billy Roy Wilson and was sentenced to 24 months in prison for making a false statement to the Social Security Administration.

Julie Anna DeLarm had bee... More...
   $0 (08-17-2017 - AR)

AARON MICHAEL LEWIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On September 25, 2014, Carl Carter reported that his wife, Beverly (“Carter”), a
real estate agent, was missing. He stated that Carter had planned to show a house in Scott,
but when she had not returned home by 9:00 that evening, he became worried and drove
to the Scott residence. There, he saw Carter’s vehicle in the driveway and discovered that
she had left her purse inside t... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - AR)

United States of America v. James R. Cheek and Herschel J. Breig, Sr.

Federal Courthouse - Fort Smith, Arkansas

Texarkana, AR - Men Sentenced to Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay Over $6 Million Restitution for Tax Fraud at Hope Hospital

Two men were sentenced on one count each of Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax. James R. Cheek, age 68, of Waleska, Georgia and Herschel J. Breig, Sr., age 69, of Nixa, Missouri were each sentenced to 36 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervi... More...
   $6000000 (04-21-2017 - AR)

MARVIN A. STANTON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On September 25, 2015, Stanton and the victim, Jesse Hamilton, confronted each
other at a Raceway gas station in Texarkana, Arkansas. While the testimony of the State’s
witnesses differed significantly from Stanton’s testimony regarding the circumstances, the
parties agree that the confrontation escalated into a fight that ended when Stanton shot
Hamilton with a handgun, causin... More...
   $0 (04-28-2017 - AR)

United States of America v. Dr. Richard Duane Johns

Little Rock, AR - Physician Admits to Illegally Distributing 39,000 Pills, Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy

Dr. Richard Duane Johns, 49, of Little Rock, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone without an effective prescription. Dr. Johns was responsible for illegally distributing at least 39,000 pills, with a street value of more than $1,000,000.

Dr. Johns pleaded... More...
   $0 (03-02-2017 - AR)

Lora D. Hamman v. Carolyn W. Colvin

Lora Hamman applied for disability insurance benefits, asserting that she was
disabled due to a combination of physical and mental impairments. Her application
was denied by an administrative law judge (ALJ), who concluded that she suffered
from severe impairments but was nonetheless capable of performing some work. The
Appeals Council declined to review her case. Hamman then sough... More...
   $0 (02-27-2017 - AR)

United States of America v. Lynn Alisa Espejo







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Little Rock, AR - Jury Finds... More...
   $0 (02-08-2017 - AR)

TIMOTHY LAMONT HOWARD V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

This case involves the homicides of Brian Day and his wife, Shannon, and the
attempted murder of their seven-month-old son, Trevor, which occurred in December
1997. The prosecuting attorney initially charged Howard with capital murder for the deaths
of Brian and Shannon and with the attempted capital murder of Trevor. A jury found
Howard guilty as charged, and he received two... More...
   $0 (12-12-2016 - AR)

GREGORY AARON KINSEY APPELLANT v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On July 1, 2013, Kinsey was charged with two counts of capital murder in the June
26, 2013, deaths of Brandon Prince and Nathan Young. At trial, Nathan Maynard testified
that he lived next door to Prince and across the street from Young in Fort Smith. Maynard
testified that at around 9:00 p.m., Young knocked on his door and asked him if he wanted
to come outside and drink a beer. ... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - AR)

THOMAS CONAN ORTEGA V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Sex Offender

Appellant was charged as a habitual offender in the Garland County Circuit Court with rape under two alternative theories: that he engaged in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity with another person by forcible compulsion or that the victim was incapable of consent because she was physically helpless. At appellant’s jury trial, the victim testified that on the morning of July 4, 201... More...   $0 (11-04-2016 - AR)

ELVIS AARON THACKER V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In 2011, Fort Smith police officers were arresting Thacker for the rape of a woman in Fort Smith. Law enforcement officers from Oklahoma also participated in the arrest because they suspected that Thacker had murdered Briana Ault, whose body had been found in Oklahoma a few days earlier. The officers who were attempting to serve the warrant were dressed in plainclothes. Initially, to gain a... More...   $0 (10-26-2016 - AR)

WILLIAM DIESER v. ST. ANTHONY’S MEDICAL CENTER

On January 28, 2008, Mr. Dieser was admitted to St. Anthony’s for surgery to
remove a pancreatic pseudocyst. Two days later, Mr. Dieser developed a pressure wound
on his buttocks. The wound developed into a stage IV pressure ulcer extending from the
surface of Mr. Dieser’s skin to the bone. Surgery had to be performed to cut and remove
dead tissue from the wound. Mr. Dieser... More...
   $0 (10-05-2016 - AR)

United States of America v. Dr. Robert Barrow

Little Rock, AR - Little Rock Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud

Dr. Robert Barrow, 63, of Little Rock, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for conspiring to commit health care fraud, bringing to a close a multi-year federal investigation that began because of an anonymous tip.

At the conclusion of the hearing, U.S. District Court Judge J. Leon Holmes, citi... More...
   $0 (08-14-2016 - AR)

EDWARD JOSEPH REYNOLDS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Edward Joseph Reynolds appeals a jury’s verdict finding him guilty of kidnapping
and aggravated assault. He was sentenced as a habitual offender to consecutive sentences of
life imprisonment and fifteen years’ imprisonment, respectively. On appeal, Reynolds
contends that the circuit court erred by (1) denying his directed-verdict motions on both
charges; (2) allowing the vict... More...
   $0 (05-22-2016 - AR)

Quarles v. Courtyard Gardens Health and Rehabilitation LLC

The record reflects that Bennie Jean Quarles, the decedent, was a resident of
Courtyard Gardens, a long-term-care facility in Arkadelphia, from June 2009 to March
2010, when she transferred to another nursing home. On June 4, 2010, Bennie Jean
purportedly executed a durable power of attorney in favor of her son, Kenny Quarles. On
January 27, 2011, Kenny, as “Power of Attorne... More...
   $0 (03-26-2016 - AR)

 
 
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