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Are Certain Claims Prevented When Bringing a Trade Secret Claim?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Are certain claims prevented when bringing a trade secret claim? Yes. Generally speaking the Arkansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (AUTSA) displaces conflicting tort, restitutionary, and other law concerning the misappropriation of a trade secret. However, a plaintiff seeking to protect trade secrets…
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SOS: We are flying to Europe in two hours and don't have an estate plan!
Category: Tax
Most attorneys who work in the estate planning field have received a panicky, last-minute call from a client or potential client who is about to go overseas on a big trip (generally, the vacation of a lifetime). The anxiety, uncertainty, and excitement of the coming adventure come together and…
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Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Applications Opening Date Announced
Category: Municipal and Public Finance, Tax
The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on May 13, 2024, the opening date for applications for the 2024 program year of the Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program (Bonus Credit Program) under Section 48(e) of the Internal Revenue Code. Last…
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Do You Need to Have a Contract to Bring a Trade Secret Claim?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Do you need to have a contract to bring a trade secret claim? No. Arkansas law protects trade secrets whether there is a contractual agreement to protect them or whether no such written agreement exists. Oftentimes, the parties agree (for example at the start of an employment or contracting…
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What Claims are Related to Trade Secret Claims?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
What are other related claims and issues often litigated in a trade secret case? The ones that we most commonly see arise are non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other similar types of contractual agreements. We often also…
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Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Blog

Storage Tank Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Memphis Hotel Enter into Settlement Agreement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (“TDEC”) and Hotel Memphis OPCO, L.P. (“Hotel Memphis”) entered into a May 13th Settlement Agreement and Order (“Settlement”) addressing alleged violations of the Tennessee Underground Storage Tank (“UST”) regulations. See Case No. UST22-0035…
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Pulaski County, Arkansas Property: Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and Terraforma Opportunity Zone Fund, LLC Enter into Elective Site Cleanup Agreement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Terraforma Opportunity Zone Fund, LLC (“Terraforma”) entered into an April 30th Elective Site Cleanup Agreement (“ESCA”). See LIS No. 24-081. The ESCA addresses a property in Pulaski County, Arkansas…
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Water Quality Standards Variances: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Slide Presentation Infographics
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) developed and released a slide presentation and 10 infographics addressing water quality standards (“WQS”) variances. The slide presentation and infographics were developed by the following two EPA offices: Office of Science and Technology…
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What to Expect During an Air Inspection: Heinz Braun (Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment - Division of Environmental Quality) Arkansas Environmental Federation Air Seminar Presentation
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Mr. Heinz Braun undertook a presentation at the May 9, 2024, Arkansas Environmental Federation Air Seminar titled: What to Expect During an Air Inspection (“Presentation”) Heinz serves as the Compliance Manager in the Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality…
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Refrigerants/Air Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado Springs Scrap Metal Recycling Facility Enter into Consent Agreement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and American Iron and Metal (“American Iron”) entered into a May 9th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing an alleged violation of the regulations found at 40 C.F.R. Part 82 Subpart F applicable to recycling and emissions…
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