Arkansas Attorney General News

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge announces arrest of Two Arkansas Women for Medicaid Fraud

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of Crittenden County and Desha County women.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge announces arrest of Warren Dentist for Medicaid Fraud

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Bradley County dentist.

Arkansas attorney general alleges Alert America closed doors without paying third parties for services

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Arkansas and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge have filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against a company that allegedly sold third-party alarm monitoring and then closed its business without returning money customers had prepaid for services.

Arkansas attorney general lauds Trump's rollback of Clean Power Plan

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has praised the Trump administration's recent rollback of the Clean Power Plan, a law aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

Arkansas circuit court finds auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A circuit court judge has found an Arkansas auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations of the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and $590,000 in civil penalties.

Arkansas attorney general applauds FDA warning on unwashed poppy seeds

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is applauding a recent warning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding unwashed poppy seeds and online sales.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge announces arrest of Clinton Woman for Stealing Opioids

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Van Buren County woman.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Settlement reached with Medical Device Company

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has joined a coalition of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government to settle allegations against Delaware-based medical device maker, Alere Inc

Arkansas requests online retailers to remove unwashed poppy seeds after morphine intoxication death

By Marian Johns | Jul 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — The state of Arkansas is asking online retailers to remove "unwashed" poppy seeds from their product selections after an Arkansas man died from morphine intoxication as a result of consuming tea made from the unwashed seeds.

Arkansas AG's office adds division to fight public corruption

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently established a new sector within the AG office’s Special Investigations Department called the Public Integrity Division, assigning two extra investigators to focus on public corruption.

Arkansas joins coalition to support not extending Title VII protection for sexual orientation

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A coalition of eight states led by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed an amicus brief to support Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC regarding Title VII protection for sexual orientation.

Committee to Restore Arkansans' Rights alleges part of state's code is unconstitutional

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 4, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas ballot question committee is challenging the rejection of its proposed amendment to the state's constitution.

Arkansas AG certifies ballot titles for proposals to raise the minimum wage, authorize casino gambling

By Mark Iandolo | May 31, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced May 23 that she is certifying ballot titles for proposals to raise the minimum wage, authorize casino gaming and revise the legislative redistricting process.

New state AG opioid lawsuits show diverging strategies, outside counsel pay scales

By Daniel Fisher | May 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The latest wave of state lawsuits over the opioid crisis illustrates sharp differences emerging in how governments litigate these cases, both in whom they choose to sue and whether private lawyers stand to get a piece of the action.

Arkansas' attorney general uses five private law firms to file opioid lawsuit

By John O'Brien | Mar 30, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Another Republican has officially joined forces with the trial bar to sue the makers of prescription painkillers, as Arkansas’ Leslie Rutledge recently filed her anticipated lawsuit through five different private law firms.

Arkansas AG, GOP colleagues criticized litigation strategy on climate, embrace it on opioids

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 20, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was a vocal critic of the aggressive litigation tactics her Democratic colleagues used against the oil industry over climate change. But she’s taken a different approach toward the opioid crisis.

Mike Moore, of tobacco litigation fame, signs on to help Arkansas with opioid probe

By Michael McGrady | Mar 6, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently announced that her office will retain help from private firms to potentially sue opioid makers - and one of those lawyers is a former attorney general of Mississippi who was a main player in the nationwide tobacco litigation of the 1990s that the opioid litigation is often likened to.

Arkansas attorney general alleges NuCold Refrigeration violated consumer protection laws

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 11, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Morrilton-based NuCold Refrigeration Inc. and its owner, Jerry Collins of Plumerville. NuCold also conducts business under the names RV Fridge House and RV Icebox.

Arkansas targets Capital Credit Solutions, alleges violations of multiple state laws

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 10, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Florida-based Capital Credit Solutions Inc. and Willie J. McKenzie for allegations of deceiving consumers in the state about their credit repair services.

Arkansas attorney general targets multiple automotive retailers for alleged deception

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 4, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 17 against multiple automotive retailers and their owners and officers for allegations of violating the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

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