The American College of Environmental Lawyers today announced it has named Alan Perkins of PPGMR Law in Little Rock as one of its newest fellows. Perkins was chosen in a rigorous process out of hundreds of other attorneys under consideration for this well-deserved honor, based on his distinguished experience, high standards of practice and substantial contributions to the field of environmental law. He joins 23 other environmental lawyers from across the country in being selected for this honor.
PPGMR Law attorneys Scott Morgan and Micah Goodwin recently procured a favorable decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court in a workers' compensation case that had far-reaching implications for businesses in Arkansas.
PPGMR Law recently obtained summary judgment dismissal for firm client Brookshire Grocery Company in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. PPGMR attorneys Scott Morgan and Molly Shepherd successfully achieved dismissal of all claims in an employment discrimination case brought by a former Brookshire Grocery Company employee. Plaintiff’s causes of action were based upon alleged sex discrimination leading to his termination. In his Complaint, he alleged that he was treated differently than similarly situated employees. In its Order dismissing all claims, the Court held that he failed to establish a prima facie case because he failed to establish a similarly-situated employee who was treated differently than he was.
PPGMR Law is excited to announce the opening of its third office in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
On Monday, January 22nd the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an environmental law case that centers on the question of whether the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) allows an agency such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) to designate private land as “critical habitat” when it is neither a habitat nor critical.