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MB2 Dental Solutions in Texas to pay $8.45 million after allegedly violating federal, state laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 31, 2017, 9:17am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 12 that MB2 Dental Solutions (MB2) and 21 affiliated pediatric dental practices have agreed to pay $8.45 million after allegedly violating the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (TMFPA).

Texas urges court to knock down race, sex quota for state bar board membership

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:35am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 29 that his office has filed an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit challenging racial and sex-based quotas for board membership on the State Bar of Texas.

Houston's Brothers Market & Meat Mart closes after allegedly violating temporary injunction

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2016, 12:49pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 14 that Brothers Market & Meat Mart in Houston has been closed after it allegedly violated the terms of a temporary injunction.

Federal court rejects proposed class action settlement in Similasan case

Mark Iandolo Aug. 17, 2016, 12:11pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that a federal court agreed with the state’s brief, rejecting the proposed class action settlement in the Similasan Corporation case.

U.S. appeals court blocks EPA's 'Regional Haze' rule

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 1:01pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Regional Haze” plan, an act his office considers a win for the state.

Texas, Alabama attorneys general drop lawsuit against Virgin Island's Walker

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 12:52pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has dismissed a lawsuit that Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and he had filed against Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker.

Texas AG claims federal government mishandled state boundary survey

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 7:59pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a district court has allowed Texas to intervene in a case that would establish what Texas believes is its rightful boundary for land near the Red River.

U.S. SC sides with states, halts EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 10, 2016, 7:59am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hailed the high court’s decision to stay the agency’s new rule, calling it a “major victory” for Americans. The White House disagreed with the court’s order, but said it is confident the agency will prevail in the court challenge.

W.Va. AG, 30-state coalition file reply with U.S. SC over Clean Power Plan stay request

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 9, 2016, 6:50am

The states contend that if left unstayed, the EPA’s new rule will force “massive and irreversible changes” in terms of state policies and resources, power plant shutdowns, and investments in wind and solar power.

AGs want U.S. SC to stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 28, 2016, 6:58am

A group of state attorneys general also take issue with the federal agency’s implementation plan, which would force cap-and-trade upon states that do not comply with the new rule.