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Texas settles with 21 convenience stores that allegedly sold contact lenses without prescriptions

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:06pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced settlements with 21 convenience and dollar stores in the San Antonio area that allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Texas Optometry Act by selling contact lenses without requiring a prescription upon purchase.

Katz Boutique pays $1.175 million over 'Kush' allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:43am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Katz Boutique and owner Bao Quoc Nguyen will pay $1.175 million after allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and a Texas nuisance law, state Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced.

District court sides with Texas attorney general in fair housing case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 2, 2016, 12:02pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a federal district court ruling that states the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) complied with the Fair Housing Act concerning distribution of low-income housing tax credits.

Texas attorney general announces settlement in Venmo security case

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 1:54pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced PayPal Inc. has settled allegations related to the security of its Venmo mobile application (“app”).

Texas attorney general responds to DraftKings' court action

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 12:50pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a response to DraftKings' lawsuit challenging the legality of paid daily fantasy sports in the state.

Texas attorney general requests stay to prevent EPA's new regional haze rule

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:26pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has requested a stay that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing new regional haze rules until after Paxton’s lawsuit gets a ruling in court.

Texas attorney general reaches deal with FanDuel to stop paid games in state

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 1:08pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a settlement with FanDuel, an online daily fantasy sports site, that will force the company to stop accepting paid entries for cash prizes in the state in May.

Texas attorney general claims EPA's regional haze ruling is expensive and unnecessary

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:00am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case about the state’s regional haze issues.

Texas receives support from three states in lawsuit opposing portions of Obamacare

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 3:13pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that three more states have joined his office’s lawsuit against the Obamacare rule that mandates states pay taxes on Medicaid managed care organizations.

States file opening briefs against EPA’s Clean Power Plan in D.C. Circuit

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 22, 2016, 10:06am

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed enforcement of the agency’s new rule until arguments in the case conclude. Arguments on the plan’s legality are scheduled for June before the federal appeals court.

NJ pharmaceutical firm to pay $11.25 million to Texas

Shaun Zinck Apr. 8, 2015, 6:33pm

Settlement in alleged Medicaid fraud includes another $11.25 million to federal government.

Texas sues Dept. of Labor over FMLA's same-sex marriage rule change

Shaun Zinck Mar. 20, 2015, 11:16am

New regulation provides same-sex couples family and medical leave benefits.

Texas Attorney General announces $39.75M settlement against drug manufacturer

Ashley Perry Oct. 17, 2014, 12:28pm

Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Thursday a $39.75 million settlement to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud against generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc., Ranbaxy USA Inc. and Ranbaxy Inc.

Texas financial advisor agrees to pay $450,000 in penalties

Ashley Perry Oct. 13, 2014, 11:13am

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a settlement on Friday with R. Craig Rathmann and his firm, Rathmann & Associates L.P., over anti-trust allegations that resulted in Houston-area municipal utility districts paying inflated underwriting fees for bond refundings.

Texas AG reaches restitution deal with RBC Capital

Ashley Perry Oct. 6, 2014, 11:24am

RBC Capital Markets LLC will pay $990,00 in restitution to 63 Houston Area municipal utility districts as part of a settlement reached with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday to resolve anticompetitive activities involving underwriting fees paid by the utilities.

Texas AG secures temporary injunction against pool companies

Dayna DeHaven Sep. 12, 2014, 12:47pm

Based on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s suit alleging multiple violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, a Hidalgo County district court froze assets and entered a temporary injunction against RGV Flamingo Pools International LTD, Pool Sharks LLC and owner Dennis Gomez on Sept. 5.

Texas AG reaches agreement with Lincoln Academy

Bryan Cohen Aug. 14, 2014, 1:34pm

Story CopyHOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced an agreement on Wednesday with a Houston-based entity that allegedly falsely claimed to be an accredited educational institution.

Texas AG reaches $19.5 million settlement with Taro

Bryan Cohen Aug. 12, 2014, 1:10pm

Story CopyAUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a $19.5 million agreement on Monday with Taro Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.