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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Woman indicted on fraud charge

posted: 10/09/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

A former security guard at the Federal Building in Little Rock was formally indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury, accused of submitting 24 fraudulent claims to the state Department of Human Services to receive $575,917.76 in federal funds to which she wasn't entitled.

LR man gets 27 months for fraud

posted: 10/08/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Stephen Parks of Little Rock, who for three years fought the IRS' efforts to take more than $7.5 million in property and cash from him that it said was obtained by fraud, on Wednesday accepted a 27-month prison sentence.

Planned Parenthood class action sought

posted: 10/07/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

While Arkansas' solicitor general says he will appeal a federal judge's preliminary injunction preventing the state from cutting off Medicaid funding for three women who use Planned Parenthood services, the women are asking to expand their lawsuit to cover other "similarly situated" Medicaid patients in the state.

Deputies prevail in Taser lawsuit

posted: 10/07/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Shortly before a federal jury delivered a verdict Tuesday in favor of two Pope County sheriff's deputies accused of using excessive force on a Dover mother and son in 2011, one of the deputies agreed to pay the family $225,000.

Jury starts to consider Taser case

posted: 10/06/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

A federal jury began deliberating Monday on whether two Pope County sheriff's deputies should be held liable for physical and emotional trauma that a family says it suffered as a result of a 2011 encounter.

Trooper testifies on tense traffic stop with stun-gun trial plaintiff

posted: 10/03/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Lingering tension between a Pope County family and the city, county and state police agencies that patrol the area was apparent in a video that jurors watched Friday before being sent home for the weekend.

Pals, jurists welcome U.S. magistrate judge

posted: 10/03/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The Eastern District of Arkansas' newest U.S. magistrate judge, Patricia Harris, was officially sworn in Friday in a formal ceremony in which friends and former co-workers acknowledged her legal abilities but focused on her personal attributes.

Stun-gun jury told plaintiffs fractious

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Comments 2

In a federal trial focused on whether two Pope County law enforcement officers used excessive force in questioning and arresting a 16-year-old boy and his mother as they walked on a Dover street in 2011, the officers got to tell jurors their side of the story Thursday.

In civil-rights trial, dad testifies of son, wife's arrest

posted: 10/01/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Dover businessman Ron Robinson recalled Wednesday that he had just gotten out of the shower and was getting ready for bed on the night of Sept. 13, 2011, when he heard a woman screaming outside.

Dover man says injury from Taser, not spider

posted: 09/30/2015 5:46 a.m. Comments 2

A Dover man denied Tuesday from the witness stand that he was uncooperative and resisted arrest when police questioned him on a city street four years ago, when he was 16, and then repeatedly used a Taser on him.



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