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Arkansas Attorney General News

Arkansas attorney general alleges NuCold Refrigeration violated consumer protection laws

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

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

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.

Arkansas targets United Networks of America in consumer protection lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 20 against Louisiana-based United Networks of America Inc. (UNA).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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