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Candidates Line Up for Open AG Seats

Jason Davis, an Arkansas attorney in private practice, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas AG. On the Republican side, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin is competing against Arkansas Fair Housing Commission Director Leon Jones for the nomination. Current two-term Republican AG Leslie Rutledge is term-limited from running again, and has entered the race for governor.…

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Lt. Gov Tim Griffin drops out of 2022 Arkansas Gov. race, changes focus to Attorney General

( Tim Griffin formally announced Monday that he would no longer pursue the office of Governor and instead pivot to Attorney General.  Political pundits believe this change is seismic in the 2022 election cycle, Republican strategist Bill Vickery said, “His entry into the AG’s race, I truly believe, is a game changer for that race.

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Supreme Court Sides with States’ Right to Regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers Reimbursement Rates

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, obtained a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, 18-540, upholding Arkansas’s right to regulate the prices at which pharmacy benefit managers (“PMBs”) reimburse pharmacies for drugs covered by prescription-drug plans. A PBM challenged the Arkansas law that regulated PBM reimbursement rates (“Act 900”), arguing that it was preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit agreed. AG Rutledge appealed.

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Alleged Use of Consumers’ Credit Score Without Proper Notice Results in $600,000 Settlement

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge reached a settlement with home-security company Alder Holdings, LLC (“Alder”) to resolve allegations that it used consumers’ credit scores to price their offerings without providing proper notice in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its implementing regulation, Regulation V, and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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