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Rutledge: State Receives $49 Million in Tobacco Settlement Funds

May 04, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has secured the 2016 share of proceeds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with tobacco companies. In 1998, 46 states and numerous other jurisdictions entered into a …   - Read More >


Settlement Reached to Resolve Rebate Program Reimbursements

April 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement agreement with Wyeth, a Delaware pharmaceutical corporation with its headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. Wyeth is a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. Wyeth and Pfizer …   - Read More >


Rutledge Participates in Arkansas Supreme Court’s Appeals on Wheels

April 28, 2016

BATESVILLE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today, in her hometown, participated in the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Appeals on Wheels. Appeals on Wheels is a Supreme Court outreach program designed to educate students about their …   - Read More >


Rutledge Calls on Arkansans to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets, Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is calling on Arkansans to make plans to participate in the upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More than 160 collection sites will accept unwanted or expired medications …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrests of Two Crittenden County Women

April 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Marion woman and a West Memphis woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Pamela Pollard, 36, of Marion, was arrested on one count of …   - Read More >


Rutledge: Government Cannot Exclude Access Based Solely on Religious Affiliation

April 26, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the exclusion of a preschool daycare from a state-authorized, …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for May

April 26, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced mobile office locations for May.

Attorney General Rutledge created the mobile office initiative to make the office accessible to everyone, particularly to those who live …   - Read More >


Rutledge and World Cup Champion Lauren Holiday Featured in PSA

April 25, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has partnered with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility as part of Alcohol Responsibility Month to release an underage drinking prevention public service announcement. The …   - Read More >


Rutledge Urges Court to Protect Private Property Rights

April 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined eight other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Murr v. Wisconsin, which is challenging uncompensated regulatory takings of private …   - Read More >


Rutledge: Over 200 Pounds of Medications Collected From Mobile Office Initiative

April 19, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that a total of 207.9 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications have been collected from prescription drug take back events at 25 mobile offices around the …   - Read More >