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Adobe Systems pays penalty, agrees to update security measures after alleged data breach

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:32am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to resolve claims related to a 2013 data breach, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Nov. 11.

Delaware case of missing money heads to Supreme Court

Mark Iandolo Oct. 14, 2016, 10:31am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an original action case against the state of Delaware, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.

Multiple states seek to join Arkansas' action against Delaware over MoneyGram funds

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:39am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has notified the U.S. Supreme Court that attorneys general from California, Iowa, Maryland, Oregon, Washington and the commonwealth of Virginia seek to join Arkansas’ complaint against Delaware.

Eight-state coalition urges EPA to reconsider regional haze rules

Mark Iandolo Aug. 19, 2016, 11:40am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is leading a coalition of eight attorneys general in pleading with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the effects and costs of its proposed changes to regional haze rules.

WLF to Arkansas federal court: U.S. Department of Labor’s ‘persuader rule’ is too ‘aggressive,’ should be struck down

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2016, 1:16pm

The Washington Legal Foundation, a D.C.-based public interest law firm, recently filed an amicus brief in Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas v. Perez. The foundation, citing a recent Texas federal court ruling, argues the new Persuader Advice Exemption Rule violates First Amendment protections.

Arkansas attorney general settles on alleged illegal payday loan scheme

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2016, 12:07pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her office has settled a consumer-protection lawsuit against Western Sky Financial, CashCall Inc., WS Funding, Martin A. Webb and J. Paul Reddam that had alleged the entities conspired to offer illegal payday loans.

Federal court enjoins U.S. Department of Labor's Persuader Advice Exemption Rule

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:24pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that her request to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor’s Persuader Advice Exemption Rule was granted; the rule has now been blocked from moving forward nationwide.

Arkansas to receive $131,942.10 in national settlement with Tarceva makers

Mark Iandolo Jun. 16, 2016, 10:04am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Genentech Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC agreed to pay a total of $67 million to federal and state Medicaid programs, including $131,942.10 to Arkansas, after allegations of making misleading representations about its products, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced.

Arkansas attorney general reacts to recent actions undertaken by the CFPB

Mark Iandolo Jun. 9, 2016, 8:41pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has released comments about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to move forward with federal standards and limitations on credit lines, installment loans, deposit advances, automobile-title secured loans and payday loans.

Federal judge grants Arkansas right to intervene in U.S. Labor Department case

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:48pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced a federal judge has granted Arkansas and nine other states the right to intervene in a case that challenges the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice Exemption Rule.

Arkansas AG requests CFPB to hold meeting about recent proposed federal rule changes

Mark Iandolo May 20, 2016, 9:38pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has asked Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to hold a conference of states to discuss the ideas in the March 26 outline of potential new standards and limitations on credit lines, installment loans, deposit advances, automobile-title secured loans and payday loans.

Arkansas attorney general announces state's role in national settlement with Wyeth

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 1:41pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her state’s involvement in the $784.6 million settlement between the federal government, several state governments and Wyeth over allegations the company knowingly underpaid rebates owed to the Medicaid drug rebate program.

Nine attorneys general request Supreme Court to strike down regulatory land rule

Legal News Line Apr. 22, 2016, 7:30pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently joined together with eight other attorneys general in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a rule that would give the government too much leeway to regulate land without justly compensating property owners.

Step by Step Senior Care OKs $718,000 settlement after false claims allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 21, 2016, 12:35pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Step by Step Senior Care Inc., an Arkansas home health care company, will pay $718,365.74 to resolve allegations of false claims, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced.

Arkansas AG comments on court decision to stay FCC order on inmate calling system

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:28pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement following a decision by the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay a Federal Communications Commission order.

Arkansas AG seeks to join lawsuit against FCC

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2016, 4:17pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is attempting to intervene in a federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Arkansas AG opposes proposed Persuader Advice Exemption Rule

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:25pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined 12 other states in drafting a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to oppose the Obama Administration’s proposed Persuader Advice Exemption Rule.

Arkansas AG takes action against auto dealers over allegedly deceptive practices

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 2:36pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – In a consumer-protection lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge alleged that a group of automobile dealerships and their owners engaged in deceptive practices.

Arkansas AG releases comments about EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 10:32am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge presented comments to the Environmental Protection Agency about its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) supplemental findings on cost.

Suit filed against Miracle Motor Corps. over its alleged consumer-protection violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 15, 2016, 2:55pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – In a suit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge alleges Miracle Motors Corp. failed to provide vehicle titles to Arkansas consumers purchasing vehicles.