Rutledge is suing the opioid distributors who enabled the problem in Arkansas for violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act as well as for negligence, creation of a public nuisance and for being unjustly enriched by their business practices.
Rutledge has been a leader in the State and nation combatting the opioid epidemic by using a multifaceted approach through education, litigation, treatment and enforcement.
” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week she has filed a lawsuit against opioid distributors Cardinal Health, Mc Kesson Corporation and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation on behalf of the State of Arkansas.
This lawsuit is the latest step in Rutledge’s multifaceted approach to solving the opioid crisis, which has devastated families across Arkansas and the country.
Act 550 increases the penalties for passing an authorized vehicle stopped on a highway. Act 784 states the maximum speed limit on a controlled-access highway is 75 mph if the highway is located outside an urban area and has at least 4 lanes that are divided by a median strip. Act 368 amends the eligibility of antique motor vehicle special license plates to vehicles that are 45 years or older at the time of application. Approval to increase resident fees was granted by Senate Bill 486.