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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.

Allegiance Bank requests injunction against Clear Lake marina sale

Karen Kidd Apr. 26, 2017, 9:19am

GALVESTON – A Houston-based bank has asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order to stop sale of a Clear Lake marina in Kemah, property previously used as security for now defaulted loans.

Public may be surprised by report's allegations about Texas asbestos litigation, tort reform spokesperson says

Karen Kidd Apr. 18, 2017, 11:03am

AUSTIN – A Texas tort reform group found information in its report all too familiar but it's likely news to the every-day Texan, a spokesperson for the group said during a recent interview.

Vet files second lawsuit over his firing after animal complaints against UT

Karen Kidd Apr. 18, 2017, 11:00am

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.

Federal judge's injunction gives NLRB time to decide Dish Network case

Karen Kidd Jan. 25, 2017, 1:00pm

FORT WORTH – An injunction by a federal judge in Texas has given the National Labor Relations Board time to decide whether Dish Network Co. legally cut the wages of union employees by about half.

Texas brothers agree to SEC settlement in $23 million fraudulent energy venture

Karen Kidd Dec. 7, 2016, 2:46pm

&&&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 AG's felony fraud trial could come next spring after court refuses appeal

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2016, 9:44pm

DALLAS – Texas' embattled attorney general is headed for a trial date as early as next spring after the state's court of criminal appeals decided to not get involved in his securities fraud case.

Texas civil rights group says will continue fight for ADA rights following U.S. Supreme Court decision

Karen Kidd Nov. 4, 2016, 9:13am

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.

Three state Supreme Court incumbents top TLRPAC's all-Republican endorsements

Karen Kidd Oct. 21, 2016, 12:50pm

Three incumbent Republicans running for re-election for their positions on the Texas Supreme Court have received endorsements from the Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC in next month's general election.

Asbestos-related litigation declined, but still attractive to attorneys

Karen Kidd Oct. 12, 2016, 10:24am

The amount of asbestos litigation in the U.S. continues to decrease.

Paxton: U.S. Supreme Court validated Texas position in immigration case

Karen Kidd Oct. 6, 2016, 1:46pm

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.

Oral arguments set in National Lloyds fee discovery case before Texas Supreme Court

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2016, 3:41pm

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.

AG Paxton 'challenges' all Texans to fight human trafficking

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2016, 8:41am

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.

Texas AG office sues Waller County over courthouse gun ban

Karen Kidd Sep. 6, 2016, 2:12pm

AUSTIN – Waller County faces a lawsuit from State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office over its controversial courthouse gun ban.

Still no ruling from federal judge on Texas request to block Obama administration guidelines over transgender student bathroom privileges

Karen Kidd Aug. 17, 2016, 10:22am

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.

Donor subject of Medicaid fraud probe gives to Paxton campaign for his legal defense

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2016, 11:01pm

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.

Unenforced Texas 'Any Willing Provider' statute hurts pharmacies, patients and community, industry spokesman says

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 8:57am

The Texas Attorney General's recently released opinion that a two-decade-old statute can't be enforced is causing problems for more than just patients who can't use the pharmacy of their choice, a spokesman for an industry trade group said in a recent interview.

AG settles with alleged computer scammers, reports they collected millions from consumers

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 9:27pm

AUSTIN – Two tech companies who allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act with deceptive consumer practices and purportedly took millions from consumers across the nation have agreed to a settlement, according to a judgment handed down earlier this month.

Texas attorney general warns about scammers trying to capitalize on Dallas shootings

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 9:25pm

AUSTIN  – Scammers take a ghoulish interested in tragedies, which has prompted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to warn state consumers to be cautious about charitable appeals in the wake of the police shootings in Dallas.

Texas AG issues 2 opinions in response to former state education commissioner requests

Karen Kidd Jun. 29, 2016, 10:56am

AUSTIN – Two separate opinions have been issued this month by Texas Attorney General Warren Kenneth "Ken" Paxton Jr's office, both in response to separate requests from former Commissioner of Education Michael Williams.