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(FOR PRINT) Texas AG Abbott resolves claims against BlueHippo

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 29, 2014

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced an agreed judgment on Friday against a now-bankrupt Maryland telemarketer that allegedly engaged in the unlawful marketing of personal computers to low-income consumers.

Avandia settlement worth $90M

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Thirty-eight state attorneys general announced a $90 million agreement on Thursday with GlaxoSmithKline to resolve allegations of unlawful drug promotion of Avandia.

Five state AGs to protest hydraulic fracturing rules

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 29, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Thursday that his state has joined four others in protest of a re-proposed rule regarding the regulation of hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and Indian lands.

Lincoln Academy to pay $1.4M in agreement with Texas AG

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 16, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced an agreement on Wednesday with a Houston-based entity that allegedly falsely claimed to be an accredited educational institution.

Four Texas firms accused of providing services without authorization

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 2, 2014

EL PASO (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced lawsuits on Friday against the owners of four El Paso firms that allegedly provided legal services to their clients despite not being licensed as attorneys. 

U.S. files False Claims Act complaint against KBR

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a Houston-based engineering, construction and services firm for allegedly submitting false claims in connection with a U.S. Army contract.

Abbott among 11 AGs to comment on proposed Obamacare change

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 7, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 10 other attorneys general, including Greg Abbott of Texas, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday about a proposed Affordable Care Act change.

Texas AG settles with bankrupt online dating service

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 17, 2013

PLANO (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a settlement Wednesday with the operator of the national dating service True.com to secure privacy protections for the site’s members.

Texas AG praises American Airlines merger settlement

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 12, 2013

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott praised the settlement Tuesday between American Airlines, U.S. Airways and multiple states that will merge the companies and maintain daily flight service in Texas communities.

Texas AG sues EEOC over hiring guidelines

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 5, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit Monday against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly limiting the ability of employers to exclude convicted felons from employment. 

Texas AG files lawsuit against solar power facility

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 24, 2013

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Sept. 19 filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order against a Dallas-area solar panel facility and its owners for allegedly making deceptive claims about the company’s products.

Texas AG announces $5 million recovery of Medicaid funds

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 5, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Texas AG warns Texans about misleading election advice

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 20, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement Monday after learning about allegedly misleading and incorrect election advice being circulated by a lawyer representing the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

Texas AG announces $1.4 million settlement with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

By Bryan Cohen | Jul 30, 2013

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a $1.4 million settlement with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.

Texas AG announces temporary injunction against alleged timeshare scammers

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 3, 2013

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a temporary injunction and an ongoing asset freeze Friday against a local firm that allegedly defrauded timeshare customers.

Texas AG files lawsuit against BP for oil spill damages

By Bryan Cohen | May 21, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a lawsuit on Friday against BP America and other defendants for their contributions to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil spill. 

Texas AG obtains judgment against legal services provider

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 30, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday announced a judgment against an Austin-based legal services provider that allegedly provided unauthorized legal advice, document preparation and other immigration-related services.

Texas AG announces court order against Florida-based tax preparer

By Bryan Cohen | Mar 26, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced an asset freeze and a temporary restraining order on Monday against a Florida-based tax preparation service that allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Texas AG supports law to strengthen right-to-work

By Bryan Cohen | Feb 20, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined state Sen. Kel Seliger and state Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson on Wednesday in expressing support for legislation to strengthen the state’s right-to-work laws.

Texas AG announces Medicaid settlements of $10.9 million with drug manufacturers

By Bryan Cohen | Feb 14, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced two settlement agreements Wednesday with two drug manufacturers that allegedly misreported the prices of various drugs to the Medicaid program.

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