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Rutledge Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Conspiring to Keep Monopoly Profits

September 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and 35 other attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addition, over allegations that the company …   - Read More >


Coalition Against Delaware to Reclaim Money Expands

September 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has notified the U.S. Supreme Court that attorneys general from the states of California, Iowa, Maryland, Oregon, Washington and the Commonwealth of Virginia have informed Arkansas that …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Benton Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children

September 20, 2016

BENTON – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Saline County man has been sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges.

Lance Smith, 26, of Benton, pleaded guilty to …   - Read More >


Rutledge Files Lawsuit Challenging New Labor Department Overtime Rule

September 20, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule. If implemented, this rule will likely force Arkansas and local …   - Read More >


Rutledge Praises Fourth Circuit Decision Upholding Constitutionality of Ceremonial Prayers

September 19, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today praised the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for rejecting a district court decision and upholding the constitutional right of lawmakers in deliberative bodies to open meetings …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Arrest of Stone County Woman for Medicaid Fraud

September 19, 2016

MELBOURNE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Mountain View woman by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department.

Ashleigh Shelby, 20, was arrested and held in the Izard County Detention Facility on a $500 …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on the Passing of McCrory Police Officer Robert Barker

September 15, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued a statement in response to the death of McCrory Police Officer Robert Aaron Barker who was responding to a call and involved in a single-vehicle accident.

“Officer Barker …   - Read More >


Rutledge to Serve as Honorary Chair of 2016 Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks

September 15, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Autism Speaks Arkansas today announced that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will serve as the honorary chair of the 2016 Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks, an inspirational and impactful opportunity to raise money …   - Read More >


Rutledge Welcomes Fall Law Clerks

September 14, 2016

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


Rutledge Reaches Settlement with Children of Veterans Foundation

September 09, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement with the Children of Veterans Foundation, an Arizona-based organization that was accused of soliciting donations from Arkansans and claiming that those donations …   - Read More >