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Rutledge Statement on the Passing of Former Associate Justice Ray Thornton

April 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement after learning of the passing of former Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Ray Thornton.

“Justice Ray Thornton spent his entire life devoted to serving …   - Read More >


Rutledge Amicus Brief Urges Court to Halt Labor Rule Before it Harms Small Businesses

April 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge led a group of 10 attorneys general today in filing an amicus brief in Arkansas federal district court urging the court to grant the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction of …   - Read More >


Rutledge Settles First State Civil False Claims Lawsuit in 15 Years

April 12, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has settled a lawsuit against Step by Step Senior Care Inc., an Arkansas home health care company. Rutledge filed the lawsuit last summer against the company and its then-operators, …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of Clark County Man

April 11, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Clark County man by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Rodney Brothers Jr., 42, of …   - Read More >


Rutledge Hosts Youth Summit

April 05, 2016

ALMA – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosted a Youth Summit today for seventh through 12th graders, raising awareness of dating violence. The summit comes after Rutledge hosted five Break the Cycle trainings across the State for …   - Read More >


Rutledge Issues Urgent Warning About IRS Phone Scam

April 05, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued an urgent warning to Arkansans after her office received a large number of calls, reporting scam artists are posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanding payment …   - Read More >


Rutledge Urges the EPA Not to Penalize Race Car Industry

April 05, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined other attorneys generals, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove language from a proposed rule that conflicts with the intent of Congress under the …   - Read More >


Rutledge Settles Claims Against Two Bogus Cancer Charities

April 01, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and agencies from 49 other states, have obtained a permanent injunction to dissolve two nationwide fake cancer charities and ban their …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of Oklahoma Man

April 01, 2016

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

Shawn Howard, 45, of Pocola, Oklahoma, was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. He is …   - Read More >


Court Grants Rutledge’s Intervention Request to Stop FCC Order

March 31, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been granted by the D.C. Circuit. The lawsuit, which was brought by the State of …   - Read More >