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UT law professor calls attorney general's union firefighter contract suit uninformed

Robert Lawson Dec. 6, 2016, 3:52pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a lawsuit against the city of Austin over firefighters who allegedly engaged in union activities at taxpayer expense, but a law professor from the University of Texas in Austin is skeptical of the allegation. Emeritus professor Julius Getman, who used to represent the Connecticut State Police as an attorney, said the jobs of those in emergency and law enforcement professions are usually filled by individuals with great integrity

AG asks Supreme Court to reinstate Voter ID law, congressmen lend support

Carrie Salls Nov. 2, 2016, 2:11pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said amicus briefs were filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by a coalition of 10 states and 32 members of Congress in support of Texas’ voter ID law.  

Does the Houston Chronicle care selectively about facts and fairness?

The SE Texas Record Oct. 24, 2016, 3:29pm

Suppose you were accused of arson, were innocent and could prove it, but the court wouldn't let you present the perfect piece of exculpatory evidence.

Texas Attorney General's opinion holds little value in Beaumont case, city's attorney says

Kristin Danley-Greiner Sep. 30, 2016, 8:55am

BEAUMONT – The attorney general of Texas has issued an opinion regarding a conflict of interest that arose in Beaumont, but city leaders say that opinion didn’t hold much weight.

Attorney General Paxton reaches $1.175 million settlement with Katz Boutique for selling synthetic marijuana

Tara Mapes Sep. 13, 2016, 6:00pm

Attorney General Paxton settles its first lawsuit against the Harris County Shops for selling synthetic marijuana. After increased reports of overdoses on the illegal drugs in Texas, the Office of Attorney General teamed up with narcotics investigators on cases resulting in a total of ten lawsuits filed against Harris County shops.

Court rejects Similasan labeling settlement after attorneys general point out unfairness

Carrie Salls Aug. 24, 2016, 1:02pm

AUSTIN – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has rejected a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Similasan Corp. that alleges false and deceptive labeling of Similasan’s homeopathic products.

Companies accused of deceiving consumers with media subscriptions must pay $424,000

Dawn Geske Aug. 8, 2016, 4:22pm

AUSTIN – A $424,000 judgment has been handed down in an alleged deceptive magazine and newspaper subscription practice case.

Received an email from the attorney general? It's likely a scam

JoAnn Seltzer Jul. 20, 2016, 10:23am

AUSTIN - Businesses are being targeted by a scammer alleging to be with the Office of the Attorney General in Texas, according to Attorney General Ken Paxton.