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  • Best Lawyers 2021

    72 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

    August 24, 2020
    Friday Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce a total of 72 of the firm lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The list includes 16 “Lawyers of the Year” and nine attorneys recognized as “Ones to Watch.”
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  • Labor & Employment

    Government Paves The Way For Unemployed Arkansans to Receive An Extra $300 Weekly in Benefits

    August 20, 2020
    On Wednesday, Governor Hutchinson announced that Arkansas will submit an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), paving the way for Arkansans to receive an extra $300 per week in unemployment benefits through the end of the year. The state legislature approved the application on August 18, but it still needs to go through the legislative council for final approval. And FEMA must approve the application before any supplemental benefit payments can be made.
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    FFIEC Issues New Statement on Loan Accommodations Related to Covid-19

    August 12, 2020
    On August 3, 2020, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a joint statement addressing additional loan accommodations related to Covid-19. As borrowers near the end of initial loan accommodation periods, the FFIEC encourages financial institutions to consider loan arrangements that might mitigate adverse effects on borrowers. Specifically, the FFIEC promoted the following practices:
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    PPP: SBA Provides Guidance on Loan Forgiveness

    August 12, 2020
    On August 11th the Small Business Administration updated its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) frequently asked questions on loan forgiveness.
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    PPP - SBA Releases New Frequently Asked Questions on Loan Forgiveness

    August 10, 2020
    On August 4, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, issued additional guidance on the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in the form of Frequently Asked Questions.
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    ADH Mandates a 14-day Quarantine After Exposure

    August 7, 2020
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recently announced that it will require a 14-day home quarantine for anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19.
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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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