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Recent Arguments Before the Arkansas Supreme Court
Miner v. Philip Morris
Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the largest class action in Arkansas history. Represented Arkansas consumers against Philip Morris for the fraudulent marketing and advertising of Light cigarettes as safer, healthier, less addictive cigarettes when they were not. In fact, Light cigarettes are more harmful, more mutagenic and more cancer causing than regular cigarettes. Philip Morris designed the Light cigarettes to create and sustain addiction.
Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotions Commission v. Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline.com, et al
Represented the City of North Little Rock, Jefferson County and the Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotions Commission against the online travel companies who charged consumers for hotel taxes but did not remit the taxes to the governmental agencies. This is a class action on behalf of all cities and counties in the State of Arkansas. The Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Class Certification.
First Arkansas Bank & Trust, et al v. Gill Law Firm
Represented numerous Arkansas banks involving securities fraud in the sale of municipal bonds. The Arkansas banks included:
Arkansas Bank & Trust – Jacksonville, AR
Bank of England
Merchants and Planters Bank – Newport, AR
The Capital Bank – Little Rock, AR
Heber Springs State Bank
Timberland Bank – El Dorado, AR
Arkansas Bankers’ Bank – Little Rock, AR
M&P Community Bancshares, Inc. – Newport, AR
Horton v. Flow Doc
Represented Arkansas consumers who were overcharged for document preparation fees in home mortgage loan transactions. The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed class certification of a class of Arkansas consumers.
Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies v. Dennis Bailey, et al
Represented State of Arkansas, Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies, regarding the constitutionality of statutory oversight of payday lenders .
Raglon v. ChartOne
Represented Arkansas consumers who were overcharged for costs of copying and obtaining their medical records. The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed class certification of a class of Arkansas consumers.
THRASH LAW FIRM, P.A. Little Rock, Arkansas