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Three state Supreme Court incumbents top TLRPAC's all-Republican endorsements

Karen Kidd Oct. 21, 2016, 12:50pm

Three incumbent Republicans running for re-election for their positions on the Texas Supreme Court have received endorsements from the Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC in next month's general election.

Asbestos-related litigation declined, but still attractive to attorneys

Karen Kidd Oct. 12, 2016, 10:24am

The amount of asbestos litigation in the U.S. continues to decrease.

Paxton: U.S. Supreme Court validated Texas position in immigration case

Karen Kidd Oct. 6, 2016, 1:46pm

AUSTIN – The state of Texas scored a win this week when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rehear an Obama administration immigration case, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement released after the high court's decision.

Oral arguments set in National Lloyds fee discovery case before Texas Supreme Court

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2016, 3:41pm

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) – Oral arguments are scheduled for November before the Texas Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling to compel discovery into attorney fees in multi-district litigation in a hail storm property damage coverage dispute.

AG Paxton 'challenges' all Texans to fight human trafficking

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2016, 8:41am

AUSTIN – The fight against human trafficking, a modern day form of slavery, is the duty of every Texan, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said during a recent press conference at San Antonio Police Department’s Public Safety Headquarters.

Texas AG office sues Waller County over courthouse gun ban

Karen Kidd Sep. 6, 2016, 2:12pm

AUSTIN – Waller County faces a lawsuit from State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office over its controversial courthouse gun ban.

Still no ruling from federal judge on Texas request to block Obama administration guidelines over transgender student bathroom privileges

Karen Kidd Aug. 17, 2016, 10:22am

AUSTIN (SE Texas Record) – The school year in many state districts begins next week but the Texas Attorney General's office still awaits a federal judge's decision about their request to block the Obama administration's bathroom guidelines for transgender students.

Donor subject of Medicaid fraud probe gives to Paxton campaign for his legal defense

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2016, 11:01pm

DALLAS – When Texas' embattled attorney general accepted a $100,000 gift from a businessman allegedly without knowing the donor faced allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, it raised questions similar to those endured by another Southern attorney general this summer.

Unenforced Texas 'Any Willing Provider' statute hurts pharmacies, patients and community, industry spokesman says

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 8:57am

The Texas Attorney General's recently released opinion that a two-decade-old statute can't be enforced is causing problems for more than just patients who can't use the pharmacy of their choice, a spokesman for an industry trade group said in a recent interview.

AG settles with alleged computer scammers, reports they collected millions from consumers

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 9:27pm

AUSTIN – Two tech companies who allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act with deceptive consumer practices and purportedly took millions from consumers across the nation have agreed to a settlement, according to a judgment handed down earlier this month.

Texas attorney general warns about scammers trying to capitalize on Dallas shootings

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 9:25pm

AUSTIN  – Scammers take a ghoulish interested in tragedies, which has prompted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to warn state consumers to be cautious about charitable appeals in the wake of the police shootings in Dallas.

Texas AG issues 2 opinions in response to former state education commissioner requests

Karen Kidd Jun. 29, 2016, 10:56am

AUSTIN – Two separate opinions have been issued this month by Texas Attorney General Warren Kenneth "Ken" Paxton Jr's office, both in response to separate requests from former Commissioner of Education Michael Williams.

Recent weather events, drones and other topics part of this year's Insurance Council of Texas symposium

Karen Kidd Jun. 16, 2016, 11:30am

AUSTIN – There's still time to sign up for next month's annual Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Mid-Year Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium in Austin, a council spokesman said during a recent interview.

Asbestos litigation attracting attorneys more interested in maximizing profits, tort reform advocate says

Karen Kidd Jun. 6, 2016, 12:42pm

WASHINGTON – The money that can be made in representing asbestos-related and Mesothelioma cases is attracting less-than-ethical attorneys out to ensnare less-than-wary-litigants, a spokesman for a tort reform advocacy group said in a recent interview.

Texans should be prepared for violent weather events, insurance industry spokesman says

Karen Kidd May 8, 2016, 10:17am

SAN ANTONIO – With weather events poised to top 2015, itself a record-breaking year in the Lone Star State, Texans need to have their insurance in order and take careful steps before and after a disaster, an industry spokesman said.

SEC complaint charges AG Paxton with securities fraud

Karen Kidd Apr. 12, 2016, 7:59am

SHERMAN (SE Texas Record) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's charges filed in federal court Monday, April 11, against Texas' embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton are the latest in a political drama only days shy of being in its third year.

Oakland Raiders fan attempted trademark grab not the first, attorney says

Karen Kidd Mar. 7, 2016, 9:14am

SAN ANTONIO (SE Texas Record) – An Oakland Raiders season-ticket holder's attempt to lay trademark application claim to the name “San Antonio Raiders” is far from the first try such a thing, an attorney said in an interview.