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Texas settles with online contact lens distributor over deceptive trade allegations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 3:36pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced June 21 that THEG Inc, an online contact lens distributor and wholesaler doing business as Fine and Clear, will pay $36,000 after allegations of violating the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Texas Optometry Act.

Texas settles with travel service business for $75,000

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:20am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced June 22 that Joseph Brandon Shirley and Randy Lee Gardner, operators of travel service businesses in the state, will pay $74,995 in consumer restitution, civil penalties and attorney fees after allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other state statutes.

Texas urges appeals court to declare federal government not in compliance with NWPA

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 1:38pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced June 2 that his office has led a motion that asks the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to declare that the federal government is not in compliance with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA).

Texas urges EPA administrator to reconsider Obama-era regulations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2017, 7:07am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 19 that his office sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the agency to suspend, review and reconsider Obama-era EPA regulations that Texas challenged in 12 lawsuits.

Texas, multistate coalition dismiss lawsuit against Stream Protection Rule

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:53pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 2 that his office has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Texas and 12 other states against the Stream Protection Rule enacted in the closing days of the Obama administration.

Texas files amicus brief in Supreme Court case involving patent infringement

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 8:40am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Feb. 6 that he is leading a coalition of 17 states in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court over where patent owners can file claims.

UT law professor calls attorney general's union firefigher contract suit uninformed

Robert Lawson Dec. 7, 2016, 2:25pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a lawsuit against the city of Austin over firefighters who allegedly engaged in union activities at taxpayer expense, but a law professor from the University of Texas in Austin is skeptical of the allegation. 

Texas, 17 other states accuse U.S. over new rules defining 'critical habitats'

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:42am

MOBILE, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that Texas and 17 other states have filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging overreach when it comes to new rules expanding the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

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.