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Rutledge Fights to Protect Arkansas Students

July 08, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today, along with nine other states, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies and officials, which last month …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of a Crittenden County Woman

July 07, 2016

WEST MEMPHIS – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a West Memphis woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Andrea Jefferson, 26, turned herself in to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office on …   - Read More >


Rutledge: Arkansas Will Never Forget Its Missing Children and Adults

July 07, 2016

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today hosted the fifth annual Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action event at Camp Robinson. The daylong event helps raise awareness of issues surrounding missing persons and …   - Read More >


Website to Assist with Missing Persons Cases Unveiled by Attorney General and ACIC

July 06, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today, along with Rep. Bill Gossage and Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) Director Jay Winters, unveiled a website, hosted by ACIC, to assist with the more than 500 active …   - Read More >


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 >