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Oklahoma Gas, Electric settles Arkansas' challenge over proposed $6.4 million rate increases

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) has reached a settlement with the state of Arkansas after facing a challenge by the state's attorney general over the company's request of a proposed $6.4 million increase in rates.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge Welcomes Spring Law Clerks

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks during the spring session to the Attorney General’s office.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge Reaches Settlement Over Illegal Promotion Of Hip Implants

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has joined 45 attorneys general to reach a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its wholly-owned subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. to settle allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge reaches settlement for Illegal Diesel Emissions

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached two settlements in the form of consent judgments requiring Fiat Chrysler and auto supplier Bosch to pay a total of $171.2 million nationwide for their roles in selling and leasing diesel vehicles equipped with illegal and undisclosed defeat device software.

Bipartisan state attorneys general coalition works to combat illegal robocalls

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A coalition of nearly 40 state attorneys general is working with some of the nation's major telecom companies as part of efforts to stop illegal robocalls, according to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge who is leading the bipartisan coalition.

Arkansas refrigeration company must pay $1.63 million for allegedly defrauding customers

By Marian Johns | Dec 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas refrigeration company has received a $1.63 million judgment from Pulaski County Circuit Court after a consumer protection lawsuit was filed against the company, alleging the defrauding of customers.

Arkansas attorney general asks court to intervene in energy company, Sierra Club settlement

By Marian Johns | Dec 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is disputing a pending settlement between Entergy Arkansas LLC and the National Parks Conservation Association, which calls for a quick closure of several power plants, and is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to intervene in the case.

Arkansas alarm company settles allegations of illegal sale tactics

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas alarm company has settled charges of violating the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act with its sales practices and misleading of customers, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

Arkansas attorney general proposes nearly $6 million budget cuts for 2020-21 fiscal year

By Marian Johns | Nov 21, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has proposed more than $5.8 million in cuts for her office's fiscal years 2020 and 2021 budgets in what the attorney general says is an effort to utilize taxpayer funds more effectively.

Arkansas attorney general defends Trump administration's Corporate Average Fuel Economy changes

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is among five other state attorneys general defending the Trump administration's efforts to change the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) guidelines.

Arkansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state law regulating pharmacy reimbursements

By Marian Johns | Nov 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law that allows pharmacies to be reimbursed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for prescriptions they dispense to insured individuals at wholesale inventory costs.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge welcomes fall law clerks

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks for the fall session to the Attorney General’s office.

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.

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