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University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Blue Penciling Noncompete Agreements in Arkansas and the Need for a Public Policy Exception

In today’s workplace environment, there is increasing pressure for employees to sign noncompete agreements. Depending on a state’s laws or noncompete jurisprudence, these agreements may or may not be enforceable, regardless of the presence of overbroad language that may be harmful to employees. As employers seek to protect their business interests, more businesses are using noncompete agreements to assert control over employees at all levels of the business employment structure. This means that these agreements will restrict the mobility of even low-wage employees, unless otherwise stated.

It’s All Or Nothing: Preserving Errors For Arkansas Appeals

Litigators desiring an appeal must first receive a trial-court ruling. The specificity of trial-court rulings has recently caused problems for some in Arkansas’s appellate courts, and litigators would be wise to understand the current state of the law on this topic.

Paying the Price for Injustice: The Case for Enacting a Wrongful Conviction Compensation Statute in Arkansas

“[I]f, in spite of [the] practical precautions against error, an innocent man is convicted of a crime, and it is later established that he had no connection with it, the least that the state can do to vindicate itself is to […]

Land Use Impact Fees: Does Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Echo an Arkansas Philosophy of Property Rights?

Carl J. Circo Introduction A striking and unusual premise launches the takings clause of the Arkansas Constitution of 1874: “The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction; and private property shall not be taken, appropriated or […]

The Credit CARD Act of 2009 – Four Years Later

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (the “Credit CARD Act”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 22, 2009. As described by the Senate Report, its purpose was “to implement needed reforms and help […]

The Legal Guide to the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Food waste and food insecurity are both very real and very large problems in the United States. Nonprofit organizations have identified these problems and have attempted to address them through food recovery. However, the perceived threat of liability has prevented many potential food donors from participating in these programs. State governments sought to encourage food recovery efforts by providing varying degrees of liability protection to those participating in food recovery efforts. However, the varied approaches by the states failed to provide the uniformity and certainty that businesses desire.

Reform of the United States Health Care System: An Overview

This essay, written for readers unfamiliar with the details of American health law and policy, portrays the essential features of the battle for health reform in the United States and of the law that survived the battle: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The essay summarizes key aspects of the U.S. health care system and how it compares in terms of costs and results with other advanced nations’ systems.

Search Incident to an Arrest or a Stop: Has the United States Supreme Court Brought Clarity to a Problematic Area of the Court’s Jurisprudence?

This is a portion of the substantive law source to Carlton Bailey’s 7th Chapter for his upcoming book, Model Problems and Outstanding Answers – Criminal Procedure. A. Search of the “Person” The United States Supreme Court has held that a […]

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