AUSTIN – A tax appraisal district cannot unilaterally move a boundary line between two contiguous Texas school districts, such as a state lawmaker alleges happened in Montgomery County in 2016, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a recently issued opinion.
NEW ORLEANS – Texas investors who for years have accused Proskauer Rose LLP of nurturing the $7.2 billion Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, appealed their case five days after it was dismissed by a federal judge who said the firm was entitled to attorney immunity.
BEAUMONT – A Texas appeals court has declined a petition in a dispute between entities in an oil pipeline company over whether to build a pipeline interconnection between two existing pipelines in the state, according to a recent court order.
HOUSTON – A non-Texas company may seek out and do business with Texas companies and pay Texas taxes but that isn't enough for that company to fall under the jurisdiction of Texas courts, according to a recent opinion from a state appeals court.
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.
GALVESTON – A veterinarian fired from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2015, allegedly after he spoke out about monkeys allowed to needlessly suffer during biomedical research, has filed a second lawsuit over his dismissal.
&&&SHERMAN (SE Texas Record) – Two Texas brothers must to cough up all illegal gains from an alleged $23 million fraudulent oil and gas well investment scam as part of a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in federal court.
Texas' attorney general is pleased the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case after all about whether Texas must force private drivers’ license training schools to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.