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Texas AG: City of Austin has abused taxing power

Mark Iandolo Nov. 9, 2016, 10:47am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently intervened in a lawsuit against the city of Austin that challenges a labor agreement with the Austin Firefighters Association, Local 975.

Texas attorney general accuses Brownsville of illegal sales tax

Mark Iandolo Oct. 19, 2016, 9:05am

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced this week that his office has filed a lawsuit against the city of Brownsville for an alleged illegal sales taxes.

Delaware case of missing money heads to Supreme Court

Mark Iandolo Oct. 14, 2016, 10:31am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an original action case against the state of Delaware, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.

Texas attorney general intervenes in Austin case involving short-term rental ordinance

Mark Iandolo Oct. 7, 2016, 2:16pm

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently intervened in a lawsuit against the City of Austin that deals with its allegedly onerous short-term rental ordinance.

Juxta Labs settles Texas case involving allegations of violating state consumer protection laws

Mark Iandolo Oct. 7, 2016, 1:46pm

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced that the California app developer will settle a case involving allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

Texas, Nevada take on Obama administration over 'overtime rule'

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:42pm

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with Nevada Attorney General Paul Laxalt, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 21 states, alleging the Obama administration's “overtime rule” is illegal.

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.