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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Investment recruiter asks for new trial in alleged oil scam case

By John Sammon | May 19, 2017

HOUSTON – One of a group of businessmen the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged sold fraudulent oil and gas investments to shareholders asked for a new court trial earlier this month, contending that his involvement in the case, recruiting investors, had ended before a summary court judgment determined that fraud had been committed.

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

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2016

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.

SEC charges Texas company, officers with fraud in $5.4 million settlement

By Robert Lawson | Nov 8, 2016

FORT WORTH — Two key executives at a Texas company have been implicated by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an alleged scheme that conned investors in fraudulent oil and gas ventures in which more than $5 million was raised, according to documents obtained by the Southeast Texas Record. 

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

By Karen Kidd | Aug 7, 2016

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.

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