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Products Liability Series: Does Arkansas Law Require an Expert Witness?
Category: Litigation, Products Liability
Does Arkansas products liability law require an expert witness? Technically, the answer is “it depends.” But for a plaintiff to make a claim in a products case, the answer is almost always “yes.” Rule. The general rule of when an expert witness is required is that for plaintiff to meet their burden…
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Wind Energy/U.S. Energy Information Administration Report: Hydropower Surpassed as Most Utilized Renewable Electricity Generation Source
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued a February 26th report titled: Wind Has Surpassed Hydro as Most-Used Renewable Electricity Generation Source in U.S. (“Report”) The Report states that in 2019 wind generation in the United States exceeded hydroelectric generation…
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Critical Habitat/Georgetown-Salado Salamanders: Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Enter into Settlement Agreement Addressing Designation
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) and Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) entered into a February 26th Stipulated Settlement Agreement (“Agreement”) addressing the Georgetown and Salado salamanders (collectively “Salamanders”). CBD had filed a federal District Court action…
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Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality Quarterly Newsletter: January 2020
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) has issued a new edition (January 2020) of its quarterly newsletter. DEQ describes the newsletter as providing: . . . a brief exposition of news and updates that are important to you, our regulated…
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Arkansas' Social Media Statute: What It Tells Us, What It Doesn't
Category: Employment
In August 2013, Arkansas enacted a statute intended to regulate employers’ ability to access social media account of employees. This statute, entitled “Social Media Accounts of Current and Prospective Employees,” applies to employers in both the public and private sector and, as such, has a broad…
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