AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated that contractual assessments related to an act regarding property improvements to decrease water demand and consumption are treated similar to real estate taxes.
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DALLAS – A nurse has been granted the right to a conditional class action suit against Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary, et al. over interrupted meal breaks that allegedly resulted in overtime work without pay.
MARSHALL – Google has been granted partial post-trial relief in a patent infringement suit over malicious software protection for computer systems.
HOUSTON – Attorney and former judge Pat Mizell has been announced as a new appointee to the Texas Ethics Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott.
BestCare Laboratory Services ordered to pay U.S. more than $30.5 million for Medicare mileage billing
HOUSTON – BestCare Laboratory Services LLC has been ordered to pay the United States of America more than $30.5 million for allegedly deceptively charging mileage to Medicare.
DALLAS – SightLine Health LLC has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit over allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute regarding Medicare.
ADDISON – An independent breast imaging provider is backing support of a Texas House bill to require all commercial insurance providers in the state to cover 3-D mammography.
DALLAS – A lackluster $2 million settlement agreement has been reached in favor of the Dallas police and fire pension fund over real estate investments oversaw by an advisory firm.
AUSTIN – In a move that will put legislators under more scrutiny and provide more governmental transparency, the Texas Senate has approved the ethics reform bill SB 14.
DOVER, Del. – Both the Delaware House and the Senate have passed a bill that determines how the state goes about collecting on abandoned and unclaimed properties.
AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott has given his State of the State speech to the citizens of Texas where he addressed what his priorities and emergency activities will be for the 85th legislative session.
HOUSTON – While a new administration at the While House brings stricter immigration laws to the country, it was former President Barack Obama who actually eliminated the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy for Cuban immigration into the United States.
AUSTIN – Tort reform is being considered to reduce the recovery amounts in personal injury case that falls under multi-district litigation (MDL).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outlined steps for the Trump administration to take to secure the U.S. borders and reform immigration laws upon taking office this month.
DALLAS – A verdict of more than $1 billion has been handed down by a federal jury in a lawsuit regarding hip replacements.
HOUSTON – A former employee of the Veteran’s Administration’s Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, alleges there are unsanitary water conditions at the facility.
Gym trainers that had filed a lawsuit against their employer have reached a $625,000 settlement.
SANTA FE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Fe to protect individuals from being jailed for low-level offenses because they can’t afford to pay the fines associated with these small crimes.
AUSTIN -- A notice has been granted for appeal in the Texas case involving the use of bathrooms by transgender students.
AUSTIN – A national injunction put in place in August prohibiting transgender students from using the bathroom that they identify likely will be appealed.