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2015

August 3, 2015
Year in Review
by Scott Strauss

August 10, 2015
Medicare Expenses
by Scott Strauss

August 17, 2015
Non-business Email
by Rebecca Hattabaugh

August 31, 2015
Langley Op-Ed: PAC
by Michael Langley

September 7, 2015
ERISA Litigation
by John Pesek

September 21, 2015
Uber-Age Insurance
by Michael McCarty

September 28, 2015
Internal Policies
by Evan Stallings

October 12, 2015
FLSA Retaliation
by Brent Wakefield




October 14, 2015
90 Day Report
by Scott Strauss

November 9, 2015
New Rules, Part 1
by Lee Lowther

November 16, 2015
New Rules, Part 2
by Quenten Whiteside

November 30, 2015
Obtaining Social Media Evidence
by Nick Hornung

December 14, 2015
Disclosure of Attorney Litigation Files Under FOIA
by Cody Kees

December 21, 2015
The Business Associate & HIPAA
by Hayden Shurgar

December 28, 2015
Class Certification & the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act
by Katherine Stephens

2016

January 18, 2016
A Case to Note Regarding Charitable Immunity
by Jordan Broyles

January 25, 2016
Countdown to the Annual Meeting
by Scott Strauss

February 1, 2016
Home Care Industry Litigation Threats
by Scott Jackson

February 8, 2016
Changes to the Arkansas Medical Malpractice Act
by Maggie Benson

February 15, 2016
Don't Let Clients Hurt Themselves
by Cole Truitt

February 22, 2016
A Practical Guide to Discovery in Modern Places: The Wearables
by Jamie Jones

February 22, 2016
ARCP, Rule 4 Ammendment Proposal Limiting Strict-Compliance Application
by Kimberly Young

March 7, 2016
Practice Pointers for Non-Techies
by Edie Ervin, Jamie Jones & Kathy McCarroll

March 14, 2016
Navigating Non-Party Fault
by Mark Wankum

March 21, 2016
Safe Harbor Provision
by David Jung

March 28, 2016
Courtyard Gardens v. Arnold - Arbitration Agreement
by Samantha Leflar

April 4, 2016
Current State of the Law Regarding Workplace Protections for LGBT Employees
by Justin Parkey

April 11, 2016
Social Media Discovery
by Jamie Jones

April 18, 2016
Third Quarter Report
by Scott Strauss

April 25, 2016
Memphis Blues Bills
by Carolyn Harder & Breana Mackey

May 2, 2016
Expanding the Professional Rescuer Doctrine Beyond Firemen
by Breana Mackey

May 9, 2016
Pre-Presentment Negligence in Arkansas Law
by Bryce Crawford & L. Kyle Heffley

May 16, 2016
Venue Considerations in Patent Infringement Cases in the .COM World
by Keith McPherson

May 23, 2016
Transgender Rights under Title IX
by Taylor Williams

June 6, 2016
"ERISA-FICATION": The Application of ERISA to Individual Disability Policies
by David Donovan

June 13, 2016
Accolade Advertising: The Good, the Bad, the Misleading
by Taylor Bish

June 20, 2016
All Policies are not Created Equal
by Staci Carson

June 27, 2016
Liens & the Desire for Indemnification
by Adam Franks

July 4, 2016
How the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act Preempts AR's
Made Whole Doctrine
by Stephanie Blahut & Mitchell Dennis

July 11, 2016
From the President: We Get What We Deserve
by Scott Strauss




July 18, 2016
W.A. Eldredge, Jr & The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
by Laura Smith

July 25, 2016
"Because they don't want to"
by Scott Strauss

August 1, 2016
Pig Trail or Private Road?
by Chase Carmichael

August 8, 2016
Hello from President Harrison
by Michael McCarty

August 15, 2016
Cross-Claiming in Multi-Party Suits
by Elizabeth Munson

August 22, 2016
Mandatory Reporting under the Child Maltreatment Act
by Taylor Williams

August 29, 2016
Arkansas' Equine Liability Statute
by Stephanie Blahut

September 5, 2016
Limited HIPAA Authorizations
by Kathryn Knisley

September 12, 2016
Choice of Law Analysis and Right of Subrogation for Workers' Compensation Payments
by Debbie Denton

September 19, 2016
The FLSA's New Rule
by Andrew Curtis

September 26, 2016
Unjustly Sued: Unjust Enrichment Claims
by Lindsey Pesek

October 3, 2016
A Time Sensitive-Demand for Policy Limits
by Emily Runyon

October 10, 2016
Violations of the FMCSR and Punitive Damages
by Evan Stallings

October 17, 2016
FMLA & Regimen of Continuing Treatment
by Thomas Diaz

October 24, 2016
First Quarter Report
by Michael McCarty Harrison

October 31, 2016
DRI Southwest Regional Meeting Report
by Jason Hendren

November 7, 2016
Hot Dog Suit Doesn't Cut the Mustard
by Bryan Burns

November 14, 2016
Ethics in Mediation
by Baxter Drennon

November 21, 2016
Expert Witness Desposition Preparation – Who Pays?
by Teresa Wineland

November 28, 2016
The Two-Part Approach to Defeating the "Local Controversy" Exception to CAFA
by Chad Pekron

December 5, 2016
New OSHA Regulations Could Impact Your Client’s Post-Injury Drug Testing Policies
by Rebecca Hattabaugh

December 12, 2016
Spoliation in Arkansas
by John Elrod

December 19, 2016
Do Your Clients Need to be Careful about Who Signs for Certified Mail?
by Joseph Luebke

December 26, 2016
Successor Liability
by Amber Prince

2017

January 2, 2017
Calendar Year End Report
by Michael McCarty

January 9, 2017
ERISA & The Church Exemption Debate, Part 1
by David Donovan

January 16, 2017
ERISA & The Church Exemption Debate, Part 2
by David Donovan

January 23, 2017
A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance with Rule XIV Governing Pro Hac Vice Admission to the Bar
by Nick Hornung

January 30, 2017
Dog Bites & Related Injuries: Keeping Your Dog Bite Case on a Short Leash
by Ron Berman

February 6, 2017
Considerations for Defending Service
by Amy Tracy

February 13, 2017
Is Your Website ADA Accessible?
by Abtin Mehdizadegan

February 20, 2017
Preservation of Evidence
by Andrew Tarvin

February 27, 2017
Proposed Education Savings Accounts Tax Credits
by Bonnie Johnson

March 6, 2017
Permissive Appeals & Extraordinary Writs
by Maggie Benson

March 13, 2017
Trademark Registrations: Without Them, Things get Messy
by Meredith Lowry & Brandon Middleton

March 20, 2017
Stop Writing Like a Lawyer!
by Brett Watson

March 27, 2017
Defending Against a Pro Se Plaintiff
by Jenna Adams

April 10, 2017
Don't Let up at the End: Perfect Claim for Attorney's Fees under ARCP 54(e) (1)
by Scott Tidwell

April 17, 2017
S.E. Arnold & Co. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
by Scott Strauss

April 24, 2017
Third Quarter Report
by Michael McCarty

May 1, 2017
Laying the Foundation for a Successful Appeal: Be Specific With Your Trial Arguments
by Kimberly Logue

May 8, 2017
Conditions of Confinement: A Change in Standard
by Jamie Huffman Jones




May 15, 2017
Changes to Discovery Rules
by Gary Marts, Jr.

May 22, 2017
A Common Summons Error that Actually Originated by the Supreme Court of Arkansas
by Joseph Luebke

May 29, 2017
Is My Hospital-Client Incident Report Protected from Disclosure?
by David Jung

June 5, 2017
Does a Bar Owner have a Duty to Provide Security Guards
Outside the Premises to Protect Patrons at Night
by Michael McCarty

June 12, 2017
Lessons Learned about Statutory Standards of Value
by Clay Glasgow

June 19, 2017
Court Case Reveals Misconceptions about Damages Expert’s Role
by Clay Glasgow

June 26, 2017
Springtime in Arkansas: The annual attack of tornados, hailstorms and "Public Adjusters"
by Zachary Hill

July 10, 2017
You've Been Served! Does Failing to List a Natural Person
on a Summons to a Corp. render it Defective?
by Nicholas Hornung

July 17, 2017
A Deceptive Trade-Off: How ADTPA Defendants got the Old “Bait and Switch” under Act 986 of 2017
by Andrew King

July 24, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court Clarifies Collateral Source Rule in Favor of the Defense
by Andrew Smith

July 31, 2017
President McCarty's Final Report
by Michael McCarty

August 14, 2017
Annual Meeting Recap & Look Ahead
by Rebecca Hattabaugh

August 28, 2017
Emerging Issues in Arkansas Workeres' Compensation Law
by R. Scott Zuerker

September 11, 2017
Does the Duty to Defend include an Obligation to Fund Counterclaims?
by Robert Goodman & Valerie Pennacchio

September 25, 2017
Evidence of Damages from the Defense Perspective
by Russell Atchley & Maggie Benson

October 16, 2017
It's A Sham Baby: An Examination of the Sham Affidavit Doctrine
by Rebecca Hattabaugh

October 30, 2017
Protection and Disclosure of Expert Communication Under Rule of Civil Procedure 26
by Scott Tidwell