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UPDATE: Henry Wilkins IV sentenced to prison in major bribery scandal

A federal judge today sentenced former state Sen. Henry "Hank" Wilkins IV, charged in a sprawling bribery/kickback public corruption case, to a year and one day in prison.
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Judge denies Courtney Goodson request for injunction against negative advertising

Federal Judge Brian Miller today turned down Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson's request for a preliminary injunction to stop attack advertising by a Washington-based special interest group in support of her opponent David Sterling.
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Goodson's suit lands in Judge Miller's court

Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson's suit attempting to stop TV attack advertising against her by a Republican special interest group has now landed in federal Judge Brian MIller's court.

Record filed of jury's verdicts for defense in gas royalty case

Here's the jury verdict in a class action gas royalty lawsuit decided in favor of the gas company Friday night in federal court in Little Rock.
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Federal jury gets gas royalty case UPDATE

The defense rested Thursday on the ninth day of a jury trial of a class action claim over alleged insufficient payments on gas production in the Fayetteville shale by Southwestern Energy and related parties. The case went to the jury about 2 p.m. Friday.

With $45 million at stake, acrimony rises in competing Fayetteville shale lawsuits

A $45 million settlement of a class action case over gas royalties in the Fayetteville shale could fall apart with a federal trial scheduled on a competing class action case Monday.
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8th Circuit upholds dismissal of ExxonMobil pipeline case

The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit by all property owners along the easement for the Pegasus pipeline, now owned by ExxonMobil, which runs from Texas to Illinois and ruptured in 2013 in Mayflower, Ark.

Judge affirms dismissal of city of Little Rock in lawsuit over fatal police shooting

Federal Judge Brian Miller has affirmed his decision to dismiss the city of Little Rock and former Police Chief Stuart Thomas as defendants in a lawsuit brought by the mother of Bobby Moore, killed by then-Office Josh Hastings in 2012.
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To the briefs: Some reading in Little Rock police shooting lawsuit

Late last week, the attorney for the plaintiff in the lawsuit over former Police Officer Josh Hastings' killing of a car burglary suspect asked for a rehearing of Judge Brian Miller's finding that the city and a former police chief could not be liable in the case.

Judge drops city, former chief from Hastings suit

Federal Judge Brian Miller has issued a summary judgment in favor of the city of Little Rock and retired Police Chief Stuart Thomas in Perkins v. Hastings, a suit claiming that the city and the chief failed to train, discipline and supervise Officer Josh Hastings. Hastings was the officer who was tried twice for manslaughter in the shooting of Bobby Moore; both trials ended in mistrials.
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Mistrial declared in defamation case against chief deputy treasurer, Jim Harris

Federal Judge Brian Miller today declared a mistrial in the defamation lawsuit against Jim Harris, chief deputy to state Treasurer Dennis Milligan, by David Singer, who was fired from an office job.

Maggio asks appeals court to withdraw guilty plea in bribery case

Former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio of Conway today filed his argument for overturning his bribery conviction for reducing a $5.2 million verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million in return for campaign contributions.
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