Arkansas Supreme Court News

Arkansas High Court Blocks ‘Tort Reform’ Measure

Arkansas’ highest court on Thursday ordered election officials to not count votes for a proposal to limit damages awarded in civil lawsuits and rejected an effort to block an initiative to raise the state’s minimum wage. The Arkansas Supreme Court …

Arkansas Justices Toss Medical Liability Limits From November Ballot

Arkansas’ Supreme Court said Thursday that voters won’t be able to consider award limits in medical liability cases because the language outlining the plan on the November ballot doesn’t fully describe what the proposal would do. Ballots have already been …

Arkansas High Court Rules No Depreciation of Labor in ACV Claim

An insurer can’t depreciate labor in calculating the actual cash value (ACV) of an insured property in the event of a covered loss, Arkansas high court justices have determined. In an opinion delivered on Dec. 10, 2015, the Arkansas Supreme …

Arkansas High Court Rules Reckless Conduct Can Be ‘Malicious’ Under Law

The Arkansas Supreme Court is siding with relatives of the 20 people killed in flash floods at the Albert Pike campground in 2010, agreeing with their definition of malicious conduct under a state law. A federal judge had halted 11 …

Arkansas Court to Hear Arguments in Ticketmaster Case

The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in the case of an Arkadelphia man who says he was charged nearly $50 in fees when he bought concert tickets. Corey McMillian sued Ticketmaster and Live Nation last year …

Arkansas Court Affirms $50M Verdict for Rice Farmers

The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed a nearly $50 million verdict for farmers who claim they suffered economic losses after genetically altered rice seeds produced by Bayer CropScience contaminated the food supply and hurt their crop prices. Before Thursday’s ruling, …