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Injunction Granted Against the EPA’s WOTUS Rule Preventing Implementation Tomorrow

August 27, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota has granted Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and 12 other States’ motion to put in place a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Environmental Protection …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for the Beginning of September

August 27, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced mobile office locations for the beginning of September.

Attorney General’s Office staff assist constituents who are having issues with scams and help them file consumer …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces El Dorado Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children

August 25, 2015

EL DORADO – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Union County man has been sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges.

Javelle Washington, 35, of El Dorado pleaded …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on the Appointment of Howard Brill to be Arkansas Chief Justice

August 25, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s appointment of University of Arkansas School of Law Professor Howard W. Brill to be the Chief Justice of the Arkansas …   - Read More >


Intervention Granted for the State of Arkansas in Regional Haze Case

August 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas has granted the State’s motion to intervene in the case, Sierra Club v. McCarthy. Arkansas sought to …   - Read More >


Rutledge and 48 Other State Attorneys General Reach $71 Million Settlement with Amgen

August 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that she along with 48 other State Attorneys General have reached a $71 million settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that Amgen unlawfully promoted biologic …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Speakers for Expanded Law Enforcement Summit

August 21, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the slate of speakers for the 13th annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit, which will be Oct. 6 and 7. The event, to be held at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, was …   - Read More >


Joint Federal-State Partnership Launches to Fight Disability Fraud

August 18, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today launched the Arkansas Cooperative Disability Investigations Program, or CDI, to fight Social Security disability fraud across the state. CDI is a joint effort among federal and …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of Craighead County Man

August 17, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Craighead County man by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Emmitt Paul Milam, 45, of Jonesboro was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. …   - Read More >


Rutledge Joins with 14 Other States Asking Court to Stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

August 14, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced she has joined a coalition of 15 State Attorneys General in asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to issue an emergency stay that would postpone deadlines …   - Read More >