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Texas Office of the Attorney General News
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Aug. 7 that pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca agreed to pay $110 million to the state of Texas to settle lawsuits alleging that the company falsely and misleadingly marketed two of its drugs in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Commends Department of Labor for Heeding His Request to Rescind the Unlawful Obama-Era Persuader Rule
Attorney General Paxton today commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Defends Constitutionality of Texas Law on the Humane Disposition of Fetal Remains
Attorney General Ken Paxton said he’s confident that by the end of an expected weeklong trial that began in U.S. District Court today, lawyers from his office will firmly establish the constitutionality of a Texas law that provides new rules on the humane disposition of fetal remains.
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton maintains a formidable balance in his campaign finance account of $7,238,791 based on his mid-year campaign finance report.
AUSTIN – On July 17, Attorney General Paxton commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Leads 14-State Brief Challenging Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Leading a coalition of 14 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: “Brett Kavanaugh is an extraordinarily well-qualified Supreme Court nominee, in the mold of Justice Gorsuch, President Trump’s superb first pick for the high court.
AG Paxton leads 11-state coalition in brief to prevent Texas from becoming a sanctuary state for abortions
Leading an 11-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit defending the federal government’s refusal to facilitate abortions for unlawfully-present minor aliens who were apprehended while attempting to enter the country.
AG Paxton’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Collaborates on Multi-Agency Arrests of 12 Individuals in Houston-Area Health Care Fraud Takedown
Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of his office for its role in the arrests of 12 Houston-area individuals as part of the largest health care fraud enforcement action in American history.
AUSTIN –The Texas Supreme Court upheld the 4th Court of Appeals decision that a city cannot impose an ordinance banning single-use plastic or paper bags by merchants, a ruling that could end the statewide single-use bag bans.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court recently released a court opinion to uphold the majority of Texas’ House and Congressional district maps, ending the years-long debate over whether Texas’ legislatures intentionally drew districts to discriminate against minorities.
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton’s Office, FTC Team Up to Stop Scams Against Small Businesses
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office took legal action against three companies, including a Houston-based labor poster operation, as a part of the Federal Trade Commission’s law enforcement sweep targeting scam artists who attempt to defraud small businesses.
Randy Newman’s song became a kind of anthem for survivors of Katrina, but it actually was inspired by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which occurred after months of heavy rain made Old Man River rise to record heights and breach multiple levees.
AUSTIN – On May 30, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced $15.2 million in combined Medicaid fraud settlements with a group of Dallas-Fort Worth area Medicaid rehabilitation therapy providers.
AUSTIN – On May 30, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a 10-state friend-of-the-court brief supporting Arkansas in its legal fight to preserve the venerable principle of legislative immunity that first appeared in the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and was incorporated into the Constitution at the founding to ensure that legislators can do their jobs without fear of retribution.
AUSTIN – During a May 15 press conference, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over the marketing and selling of opioids, including OxyContin.
BROWNSVILLE – A lawsuit brought by Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia against federal officials and agencies alleges that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program is not based on firm constitutional ground.
AUSTIN – The state of Texas will initiate opioid litigation before May 18, according a letter sent to the Texas MDL panel.
AUSTIN – In a response written to Gov. Greg Abbott on April 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton said the governor may have authority to suspend state election laws and call an expedited special election to fill the vacancy in Congressional District 27, which occurred due to former-U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's resignation.