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Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of a Randolph County Woman

June 30, 2016

POCAHONTAS – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Pocahontas woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Shirley Diane Contreras, 46, turned herself in to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office …   - Read More >


Rutledge Reaches Settlement with Volkswagen on Behalf of Arkansans

June 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million nationwide for violating laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices by marketing, selling and …   - Read More >


Preliminary Injunction Sought by Rutledge Granted in Challenge to Labor’s Persuader Rule

June 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s request to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor’s Persuader Advice Exemption Rule has been granted by a federal district court in Texas, blocking the rule from moving forward …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement in Response to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion

June 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding a Texas law that was passed in 2013 to improve patient safety and raise the standard of care for women …   - Read More >


Rutledge Reaches Settlement with Online Payday Lender

June 24, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has settled a consumer-protection lawsuit against Western Sky Financial, CashCall Inc., WS Funding, Martin A. Webb and J. Paul Reddam. The entities were accused of conspiring to offer …   - Read More >


Rutledge Honored for Fighting Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in Arkansas

June 24, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) today recognized Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge as one of the recipients of its 2016 Leadership Awards. Responsibility.org is a national …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Regarding the President’s Immigration Action

June 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in the challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The tie among the justices leaves …   - Read More >


Rutledge Comments on Arkansas Supreme Court’s Decision on the Legality of Executions

June 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court on the legality of Arkansas’s method of execution and the state's associated confidentiality …   - Read More >


Rutledge: $400 Million in Apple E-Book Settlement Payouts to Begin

June 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said today that eligible Arkansans who have purchased electronic books (e-books) will begin receiving their share of Apple Inc.’s $400 million settlement payout, the result of a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Welcomes Summer Law Clerks to Attorney General’s Office

June 20, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks for Summer Session I to the Attorney General’s office. These law students work in various departments assisting with legal research, drafting memos and …   - Read More >