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Walton Family Foundation Grant To Help City of Bentonville Study Options for Little Sugar Creek and Bella Vista Lake

Check out a recent Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article discussing the Walton Family Foundation grant and Mike Masterson’s column praising the partnership. McMath Woods partner Sam Ledbetter proudly represents Friends of Little Sugar Creek.

JUDGMENT OF MORE THAN $17 MILLION ENTERED IN TRAGIC DEATH OF LE YANG DUE TO DELAYED CITY OF LITTLE ROCK 911 RESPONSE

The estate of Le Yang, who died at age 7 on January 19, 2015, from injuries suffered in a January 14, 2013, drowning incident following a delayed emergency response, has been awarded a judgment of $17,627,638.04 against Candance Middleton, the former City of Little Rock 911 call taker who mishandled the 911 call. On January Read More

McMath Woods Files Suit in Dicamba Litigation

McMath Woods is involved in Dicamba litigation.  Dicamba, a weedkiller manufactured by Monsanto, is close to being banned in Arkansas. To learn more about Dicamba and its potential growing season ban in Arkansas, click here. If your farm or crops have been damaged by Dicamba drift, please contact McMath Woods at (501) 224-7400.

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Bill to Increase Fines for Texting and Driving Approved by Arkansas House of Representatives

On Tuesday, the Arkansas House of Representatives approved Arkansas Senate Bill 374 which increases fines for texting and driving.  The bill now moves to Governor Asa Hutchinson for his approval. McMath Woods partner Senator Will Bond is the Senate sponsor of this proposal.

Traffic Fatalities Increase Following Daylight Savings Time

Researchers have concluded that sleep deprivation on the Monday following the shift to daylight savings time in the spring results in an increase in fatal car crashes.  Here’s a link to the researchers’ abstract. McMath Woods encourages all motorists to remember the three D’s of deadly driving:  drunk, distracted, and drowsy.

Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in U.S., Arkansas, in part, because of Distracted Driving

Yesterday, the National Safety Council estimated that as many as 40,000 people died in car crashes in 2016.  This estimate represents a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014. What’s causing the significant increase in fatalities?  People are driving more miles and more people are driving distracted. Arkansas State Police report a Read More

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules City Of Little Rock Not Immune In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the City of Little Rock was not immune in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Dayong Yang, on behalf of his late son, Le Yang, who died after a botched 911 response. McMath Woods attorneys Bruce McMath, Charles Harrison, and Carter Stein proudly represent Dayong Yang. Click Read More

State Senator Will Bond Files Two Distracted Driving Bills in Arkansas Legislature

State Senator Will Bond, a McMath Woods attorney, filed two bills last week aimed at curbing texting and driving.  Senator Bond stated: “We need to get folks’ attention and eyes back on the road.” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette covered the filing of the bills in an article published Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Click here to read the Read More

McMath Woods Attorney Argues 911 Death Case Before Arkansas Supreme Court

Yesterday, McMath Woods attorney Carter Stein participated in oral argument before the Arkansas Supreme Court on behalf of Dayong Yang, as special administrator of the estate of Le Yang, deceased.  Mr. Yang sued the City of Little Rock and MEMS for the drowning death of his son following a delayed 911 response and water rescue. Read More