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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge has ordered more than 40 online merchants to each pay $200,000 in damages in a University of Arkansas System lawsuit alleging the sale of counterfeit Razorback merchandise. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that judge Gary Feinerman signed an order Wednesday listing 43 defaulting defendants who didn't answer the lawsuit or appear "in any way." 300 words.


— MEDICAID-ARKANSAS — U.S. Department of Justice attorneys want a different judge to deciding a lawsuit challenging a work requirement for Arkansas' Medicaid program.

— LAWSUIT LIMITS-ARKANSAS — An Arkansas judge says he plans to rule soon on whether to disqualify from the November ballot a proposal to limit the damages awarded in lawsuits and cap attorneys' fees.

— BURNED BODY-CEMETERY — Authorities say that the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory has confirmed a burned body found at a local cemetery was an 80-year-old woman who was reported missing last week.




Here are a few things to watch during the opening week of the Southeastern Conference football season. SENT: 540 words, with photos.


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