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  • Jamie Huffman Jones

    Jamie Jones

    Wrestling with Expert Opinions: The Advisory Committee Considers Amending Federal Rule of Evidence 702

    September 15, 2020
    Jamie Huffman Jones's article in the latest edition of Arkansas Lawyer educates the bar on possible amendments to FRE 702 related to the admission of expert testimony.
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  • Joshua C. Ashley

    Josh Ashley

    An Update on Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29(a)(2).

    August 6, 2020
    It has been roughly a year-and-a-half since the amendment of Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29(a)(2), which sets out when amicus briefs are permitted during merits briefing. Former Rule 29(a)(2) authorized amicus briefs only on leave of court or with the consent of all the parties. Amended Rule 29(a)(2), which went into effect December 1, 2018, authorizes amicus briefs on the same terms, except that the court may prohibit or strike an amicus brief “that would result in a judge’s disqualification.” Getting the consent of all the parties, then, no longer guarantees success.
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  • Jamie Huffman Jones

    Jamie Jones

    Governor Passes Executive Order 20-33 - Protects Ark. Businesses from Liability Related to COVID-19

    June 17, 2020
    Governor Asa Hutchinson issued three Executive Orders on Monday, June 15, 2020, in response to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. Below is a summary of Executive Order 20-33.
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  • Michael McCarty Harrison

    Michael McCarty Harrison

    Extent And Applicability Of Unisured And Underinsured Motorist Coverage In Arkansas

    June 5, 2020
    Many Arkansas attorneys have an active bodily injury practice. Often, their clients’ claims arise as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Though Arkansas requires all vehicles operating on its public roadways to carry liability coverage of a minimum limit, not all vehicle owners do so, for a variety of reasons. Further, even if the tortfeasor has liability coverage, his or her liability policy limits may not be sufficient to satisfy all damages incurred by the injured party. Or, though the tortfeasor has a liability policy, there may be coverage exclusions applicable, such that the tortfeasor’s liability carrier denies coverage. In instances such as these, coverage may be available under the injured party’s own liability policy, assuming he or she carries uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
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  • Kimberly D. Young

    Kimberly D. Young

    3-D Printing Applications in the Medical Field

    May 12, 2020
    3D printing is a process by which a three-dimensional object is generated from a digital model. 3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” has countless applications across fields ranging from aerospace and aviation to food and children’s toys. The various applications and innovations offered by 3D printing show no signs of slowing down, with forecasts of revenue from 3D-printing products and services worldwide estimated at $15.8 billion for 2020, climbing to $23.9 billion for 2022, and to $35.6 billion for 2024. Wohlers Report, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: State of the Industry (2019).
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    Civil Authority, Business Interruption, and COVID-19 in Ark

    April 3, 2020
    As we enter April, most states are under some order requiring certain businesses to shutter or extensively change how they operate to stop the community spread of COVID-19. CNN reports that, as of March 30, 2020, 27 state have some shelter-in-place order, sheltering more than two-thirds of the nation’s population. [1] While Arkansas is not currently under any shelter-in-place orders, Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued multiple executive orders requiring certain businesses to close and restaurants to be take-out only. [2] The City of Little Rock is under a curfew.[3] The impact on the business community will be historical. Insureds will turn to the language of their insurance policies to determine if there is any relief to be gained. Particular clauses will come under scrutiny, in particular business interruption and civil authority clauses.
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Litigation in Arkansas

    March 30, 2020
    COVID-19 is impacting all sectors of the world, including that of civil litigation. In Arkansas, the federal and state court systems have issued blanket orders that continued civil trial settings, cancelled in-person hearings, and mandated that depositions be conducted in a way to minimize exposure to the virus. What does this mean for litigation in Arkansas now and what might it mean for future litigation?
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