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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Ward man, 26, pleads guilty in Cabot heroin-dealing case

posted: 07/30/2014 4:29 a.m. Discuss

A 26-year-old man on Tuesday became the sixth person charged in an eight-person indictment to plead guilty in a heroin conspiracy that prosecutors said led to nine overdoses, two of which were fatal, among young people in Cabot.

Drug trafficking nets Cabot man 10-year sentence

posted: 07/29/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The parents of two young men who died from heroin overdoses in 2011 and 2012 read an emotional statement aloud in a federal courtroom Monday as a Cabot man who was the main supplier of the drug in that area bowed his head, later apologizing while accepting a 10-year prison sentence.

Pregnancy lawsuit costs firm $30,000

posted: 07/29/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Triple T Foods, an Arkansas pet food processor based in Kansas, has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought on a former employee's behalf by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Monday.

Club's back pay put at $342,754

posted: 07/26/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

An attorney for seven former workers at the now-defunct Peaches Gentleman's Club in Jacksonville argued Friday that the club's former owners should have to pay them $342,754.60 for denying them minimum wages during a three-year period.

U.S. told to break down charges for LR water bottler

posted: 07/24/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock water bottler is entitled to more specific information about the government's criminal case against him than is revealed in a federal indictment, U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes has ruled.

Prosecutors seek surrender of convicted doctor's 93 guns

posted: 07/24/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Federal prosecutors asked Wednesday that 93 machine guns and silencers seized from former Russellville physician Randeep Mann in 2009 be formally surrendered to the government.

Prosecutor: Bottler's attorneys have data to home in on case

posted: 07/22/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

In response to a defense attorney's complaint that a federal prosecutor dumped 80,000 pages of documents in his lap when he sought a little clarification about an indictment, the prosecutor stuck to her guns Monday.

Courts notebook

posted: 07/20/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Endowed fund set up to honor Eisele At 90 years old, nearly three years after retiring, U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Eisele (pronounced Eye-zlee) is still a regular presence in the Little Rock federal courts building, where he retains an office.

A little less detail, defense filing asks water-bottler judge

posted: 07/18/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

An ongoing battle between the federal government and John Stacks, the owner of the Mountain Pure bottled water distributorship based in Little Rock, has taken another acrimonious turn.

2 couples press for federal ruling

posted: 07/17/2014 3:54 a.m. Comment 1

Two months after a state-court judge invalidated Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban, two same-sex couples asked a federal judge in Little Rock to issue a similar ruling in their pending federal lawsuit.

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