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The Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel recently heard the charter renewal applications of open-enrollment public charter schools Little Rock Preparatory Academy , managed by Exalt Education , and LISA Academy . The Panel approved both, recommending that LRPA ’s charter be renewed for three years and LISA ’s for thirteen years, which is the longest charter ever granted in Arkansas. The Panel’s recommendations will go before the Arkansas Board of Education in January.
and LISA Academy
are clients of Williams & Anderson PLC. We are proud to work with these organizations, which provide dynamic resource-rich learning environments in partnership with students, their families and the community.
Harold J. Evans & Andrew King , The Arkansas Lawyer , Vol 45 No 2, Spring 2010
Given the growing use of Internet weblogs (blogs), social networking sites, and message boards, it is inevitable that Arkansas lawyers will be called upon to resolve disputes that arise from information placed online. Internet communications can give rise to a variety of causes of action, including copyright and trademark infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy or the right to publicity, breach of contract, and tortious interference. Many of these cases will be resolved by an application of familiar legal principles to the electronic medium. Other cases, such as those involving intellectual property and anonymous Internet users, will require some knowledge of principles unique to the online world.
For the most part, a well-developed body of law governs the protection of intellectual property online. Less developed is how to protect victims of “cybersmears”—tortious attacks by anonymous Internet users. Drawing from federal statutes and cases decided in other jurisdictions, this article will outline what Arkansas lawyers should know to protect their clients from anonymous online attacks (cybersmears) and intellectual property theft (cybersteals).
In this case of first impression, the firm successfully defended the former CEO of a national nursing home corporation against claims that the CEO was personally liable for injuries sustained by a nursing home resident as a result of allegedly deficient care. The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the claims on summary judgment. The Court applied the general tort principle that a corporate officer or director can be held personally liable only if personally involved in the tortious conduct giving rise to the damages claimed. The defense team included Teresa Wineland , Jess Askew III , and Stephen Hester .
The Arkansas Supreme Court granted certiorari to require litigants to pay fair market value for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s copyrighted photographs, reversing the trial court’s order requiring production of the photographs through a subpoena. We represented the Democrat-Gazette in this Petition.