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Texas AG obtains $25M in illegal debt colleting suit, Houston attorney was a defendant

David Yates Jul. 18, 2017, 2:09pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management and the Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act, Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act.

Texas AG obtains $900K judgment against Pearland developer of illegal subdivision

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 10:30am

AUSTIN – On July 7, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the entry of a $900,000 agreed judgment against Pearland developer Richard J. Burns in connection with his sale of property in an illegal Caldwell County subdivision known as Century Oak Estates.

Paxton joins 20-state coalition of attorneys general in letter to EPA regarding WOTUS rules

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 2:07pm

AUSTIN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army are moving to rescind the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) following a 20-state coalition, including Texas, calling for the preservation of the states' role in protecting the nation’s water sources.

Paxton files amicus brief with Supreme Court regarding Laredo's plastic bag ban

Andrew Burger Jun. 28, 2017, 10:45am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his office have filed an amicus brief with the state Supreme Court advocating in support of the Laredo Merchants Association’s contention that the city of Laredo’s ban on the use of plastic bags violates the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.

New judge to preside over Paxton's securities fraud case

Sara McCleary Jun. 26, 2017, 1:31pm

DALLAS – A new judge has been assigned to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case after Paxton successfully petitioned to have the case’s original judge removed.

Texas AG threatens legal action against Cali insurance commissioner

The SE Texas Record Jun. 20, 2017, 3:54pm

AUSTIN – On June 20, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 12 states in calling on California Insurance Commissioner David Jones to cease and desist from requiring insurance companies to publicly disclose investments in fossil fuels and urging companies to sign a “pledge” to divest from the coal industry.

AG Paxton joins 10-state coalition supporting sanctuary cities executive order

David Yates Jun. 19, 2017, 1:08pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that Texas joined a 10-state coalition filing an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order regarding sanctuary cities.

Texas AG urges FCC to reject broadband industry petition to strip states of consumer protection powers

David Yates Jun. 19, 2017, 1:03pm

AUSTIN – In an effort to protect Texas consumers, Attorney General Ken Paxton on June 19 urged the Federal Communications Commission to deny a petition by the broadband industry to strip states of their authority to investigate and settle claims over false and misleading advertising about broadband Internet speed.

Texas AG announces ongoing investigation to help address opioid crisis

David Yates Jun. 15, 2017, 1:24pm

AUSTIN – On June 15, attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office is working with a bipartisan coalition of a majority of state attorneys general on an investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.

Non-profits can raffle off booze, Texas AG opines

David Yates Jun. 14, 2017, 3:22pm

AUSTIN – The Office of the Texas Attorney General recently found that a court would likely conclude current law does not prohibit nonprofits from raffling off alcohol as a prize.

San Antonio files suit against state over immigration law

Russell Boniface Jun. 12, 2017, 7:55am

SAN ANTONIO – On June 1, the city of San Antonio filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4.

Paxton leads 16-state coalition urging President Trump to protect individual rights from regulatory overreach

David Yates Jun. 6, 2017, 6:30pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging President Trump to lead a regulatory reform effort to protect individual rights from federal overreach.

AG Paxton Reaches Settlement with Vivint, warns of door-to-door sales tactics

David Yates May 31, 2017, 1:37pm

AUSTIN – On May 31, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office reached a settlement with home security company Vivint over allegations it violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Texas, 42 other states reach $33M settlement with Johnson & Johnson

David Yates May 25, 2017, 2:55pm

AUSTIN – On May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will receive more than $2.2 million in a $33 million, 43-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.

Sexually violent predators 'likely' allowed to vote by mail, according to Paxton's office

John Revak May 25, 2017, 2:42pm

AUSTIN – The Texas Attorney General's Office recently responded affirmatively to an inquiry of whether people civilly committed were able to vote early by mail under Texas Elec. Code § 82.02.

Michigan man's legislative prayer case no slam dunk

David Hutton May 25, 2017, 2:40pm

AUSTIN – A case in which a Jackson County, Michigan man filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit against the county, alleging that legislative prayers said during board meetings seems like a simple case.

Paxton: $2M settlement to Baylor College of Medicine for pediatric neurological research

David Yates May 24, 2017, 2:39pm

AUSTIN – On May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Baylor College of Medicine will receive $2 million from a settlement reached by Texas with Questcor Pharmaceuticals.

AG Paxton announces $18.5M settlement with Target to resolve 2013 data breach

David Yates May 23, 2017, 3:33pm

AUSTIN – On May 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve a multistate investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

Alleged 'consensus' on climate change challenged

The SE Texas Record May 22, 2017, 2:10pm

“Nine out of ten doctors agree . . .” That was a classic claim made in pharmaceutical advertising, and the assertion of a consensus of alleged authorities sounds impressive, but what does it really mean? The claim raises many obvious questions, such as: Were thousands of doctors surveyed and 90 percent of them in agreement, or was it just ten doctors total? Do the doctors have actual expertise in the use of the product they've endorsed, or do their specialties lie elsewhere? Were they paid for their opinions? Perhaps most important, why does one out of ten doctors disagree?

Texas, 13 other states create petition to court to permit Arizona to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

Kacie Whaley May 19, 2017, 9:03am

AUSTIN – On May 1, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the state would be joining 13 others in petitioning to help grant Arizona the right to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.