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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.

New Jersey man fights to keep his house, seeks reversal of $12.5M ruling in junk fax suit

By John Sammon | Sep 5, 2018

A New Jersey man whose business is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and who might lose his home is fighting a $12.5 million judgment against him in an Arkansas court because of what he maintains was the innocent sending of a single fax.

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.

Hormel Foods, other companies alleged to have conspired to fix prices of pork

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – A Jamestown, New York company alleges that it has paid more for pork because of a conspiracy among companies in the wholesale pork market.

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.

State Street settlement fiasco has Ark. lawmakers questioning state's role in class actions

By John O'Brien | Jul 17, 2018

State Street settlement fiasco has Ark. lawmakers questioning state's role in class actions

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.

Dent-A-Med alleged to have called Wyoming woman without her permission

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 21, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A Casper, Wyoming alleges a Springdale, Arkansas business has placed automated calls to her phone without permission.

EEOC sues Walmart stores in D.C. for allegedly denying accommodations to deaf employees

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 4 against Walmart Stores East LP for allegations of denying reasonable accommodations to employees who are deaf.

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 Supreme Court reverses decision made in Arkansas Community Correction case over sovereign immunity claims

By Dawn Geske | Apr 26, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed and dismissed an order by a circuit court after an appeal from Arkansas Community Correction (ACC) citing sovereign immunity in an Arkansas Whistleblower Act case.

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