Court rejects Arkansas attorney general's request, won't pull prosecutor from opioid suit

Posted: April 7, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is shown on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the State Capitol in Little Rock.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is shown on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the State Capitol in Little Rock.

In a unanimous decision Friday, the Arkansas Supreme Court denied the attorney general's demand that a prosecuting attorney drop a lawsuit against opioid-makers that's similar to her own.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington is shown in this file photo.

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