AUSTIN – For the past year, numerous Texas counties pursuing opioid litigation against pharmaceutical giants have been subject to open records requests. The requests have sought a wide-range of information, including attorney solicitation emails, contract details with outside counsel and, in some cases, even time and expense records.
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Facing complaints of excessive fees, Texas counties release billing records of their opioid lawyers for free
Texas counties that demanded tens of thousands of dollars to provide billing records from outside attorneys representing them in opioid lawsuits have mostly agreed to hand them over for free
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has found that a Texas County has violated state law by refusing to comply with a request for the billing records of private attorneys the county hired to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors
AUSTIN — Astra Zeneca has agreed to pay the state of Texas $100 million to settle lawsuits which allege the pharmaceutical company violated the state's Medicaid Fraud and Prevention Act by falsely marketing some of its drugs.
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is part of a 26-state coalition of attorneys general who are encouraging members of the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, saying he will protect the role of individual states.
AUSTIN — Texas is leading a 14-state coalition that recently filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 30 that six individuals and four companies have agreed to pay a total of $15.2 million after allegedly violating the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 15 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for allegedly fueling Texas' and the nation’s opioid epidemic.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 7 that his office’s Consumer Protection Division has secured assurances of voluntary compliance with 37 store owners and wholesale distribution companies that agreed to stop selling contact lenses in Texas that are allegedly dangerous and unlawful.
AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced April 20 that Patterson Companies Inc., a distributor of dental supplies, will pay $200,000 after allegations of violating state antitrust laws through the operation of an illegal group boycott of an online rival.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.
BEAUMONT – A new lawyer feeding frenzy has swept through Texas – a rush to push counties onboard the opioid litigation train before the state can pull into the station.
AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Feb. 26 that he will challenge a lower court ruling that invalidates two of Texas’ 36 congressional districts (27 and 35) and nine state Houston districts.
AUSTIN — A final judgement has been reached allowing a Gregg County court's grant for relief in a homestead exemption case that involves the Kilgore Independent School District (ISD) taxing citizens at least $4 million more than the legally permitted amount.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Feb. 9 that he and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an amicus brief in a U.S. District Court case regarding an Arizona law that prevents state-funded contractors from boycotting Israel.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 19 that his office is suing Asplundh Tree Expert Company for alleged neglect that caused a fire at the Bastrop Complex in 2011.
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed two additional lawsuits against businesses for alleged price gouging of gasoline during Hurricane Harvey.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 8 that the Gregg County Court has granted all relief to homeowners in the state after the Kilgore ISD allegedly violated Texas Senate Bill 1.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 8 the Travis County District Court has temporarily barred operators of an alleged tech support scam from conducting businesses.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Sept. 11 that he has filed a petition in Harris County District Court against Solvera, an online reputation management company, for allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.