Arkansas Attorney General News

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.

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.

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