Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. v. DataScout, LLC (Majority)Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order granting attorney’s fees to DataScout, LLC after DataScout prevailed on its claims against Appellants.
DataScout sued Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. and David Randall Lamp (collectively, Appellants), alleging violations of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA) and that Appellants tortiously interfered with DataScout’s business expectancy. On appeal, Appellants argued that the circuit court abused its discretion in awarding attorney’s fees pursuant to FOIA and the ADTPA because those claims should have been denied on the merits. Because the Supreme Court reversed the circuit court on the merits of the FOIA and ADTPA claims, it also reversed the order granting attorney’s fees to DataScout and remanded for a determination of the fee attributable to the motions to compel and for sanctions.