Attorney Marshall Ney's guest commentary appears in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and focuses on recent legal decisions for wet communities in Arkansas.
Excerpt from "A Win for Wet Communities in Arkansas"
November 2012 was an important time for Benton County. Thanks to the financial generosity of a small number of individuals interested in moving our county forward, we successfully obtained the number of signatures necessary to allow our voters to be heard on whether our county should be wet or dry. Overwhelmingly, Benton County voted to become wet.
Unfortunately, given the complexity of the state’s liquor laws, the vote to turn Benton County wet was only part of the battle. While the wet vote authorized many improvements, such as the ability to open liquor stores, sell beer and wine in restaurants without being a private club and purchase beer and wine at wholesale, difficulties remained.
Marshall serves as litigation counsel to businesses, insurance companies, school districts and individuals in most types of complex and commercial disputes, employment claims and insurance coverage issues. His litigation experience is extensive and includes class action litigation, noncompetition agreements, trade secrets, corporate dissolutions, discrimination suits, business contracts, bankruptcy discharge challenges, insurance contracts, bad faith claims, education law and special education law.
Marshall has more than 25 years of litigation experience and serves as counsel for multiple school districts across the state, including two of the state's largest districts. He has also served as Associate General Counsel for a Fortune 10 company with responsibility for commercial, employment and personal injury litigation.