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Arkansas Case Law Informs the Definition of "Trade Secret"
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Case law informs the definition of “trade secret” which assists us as we prospectively counsel clients and litigate trade secret cases. In addition to the statutory definitions of “Trade Secret” that control what’s included there is, of course, also a growing body of case law that further sets the…
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What is the Definition of "Trade Secret" Under Arkansas Law?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
The Arkansas civil and criminal statutes referenced in our prior blog posts on the subject each have their own definition of what constitutes a trade secret. The applicable definitions are highlighted below. Civil. For purposes of applying the Arkansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the statute defines…
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Is Your Nonprofit Considering Holding a Raffle? Think Twice.
Category: Business, Community, Tax
Raffles can be a profitable and exciting fundraiser for nonprofits seeking to raise money for their cause. Raffles are considered games of chance, meaning participants pay money for a chance to win a prize. Games of chance can be considered lotteries and are heavily regulated in many states as a…
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Has Arkansas Adopted the Model Uniform Trade Secrets Act?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Has Arkansas adopted the Model Uniform Trade Secrets Act? Yes, but with modifications. We refer to this as the Arkansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“AUTSA”) and it can be found at Ark. Code Ann. § 4-75-601, et seq. Some of the biggest differences between the AUTSA and the Model Uniform Trade Secrets…
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Is Theft of Trade Secrets a Crime in Arkansas?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Is theft of trade secrets a crime in Arkansas? Yes. Under Arkansas Code Annotated Section 5-36-107, the Arkansas Penal Code establishes that theft of trade secrets is a Class A misdemeanor. The statute establishes that a person commits theft of a trade secret if, with intent to deprive the owner of…
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Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Blog

Alternative Test Methods/Clean Air Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Identifies Additional Approvals
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published in the January 25th Federal Register an announcement regarding appliable alternative test method approval decisions that the federal agency recently approved under the Clean Air Act. See 89 Fed. Reg. 4942. The applicable…
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Asbestos NESHAP Criminal Enforcement: Federal Court Addresses Challenges to Indictments
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
A United States District Court (“Court”) (D. Idaho) addressed in a February 27th Memorandum Decision and Order (“Memorandum”) an issue arising out of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) charging an individual (Brek “Pilling”) with violation of the Clean Air Act National Emissions…
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Sustainable Arkansas Summit/Arkansas Environmental Federation: March 14th Little Rock, Arkansas
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) has scheduled the Sustainable Arkansas Summit (“Summit”) which will be held on March 14. The Summit will be held at the 4H Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The stated focus of the Summit is: …regulatory compliance that comes with sustainability…
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Citizen Suit Enforcement/Endangered Species: Center for Biological Diversity Notice of Intent to Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regarding Louisiana Pinesnake
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) sent a February 21st Notice of Intent to Sue (“NOI”) to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) for an alleged violation of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). The Notice alleges that the Service has failed to issue a final regulation…
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Stormwater Diversion/Alleged Land Alteration: Adjacent Landowner Files Pulaski County, Arkansas, Circuit Court Action Against Contractor
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Two individuals filed individually and as Trustees of a Joint Revocable Trust (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) a Verified Complaint in the Circuit Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas, on February 23rd against Billy Stain Construction, LLC (“BSC”) alleging damages. See 60CV-24-1626. Plaintiffs allege that…
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