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Texas accuses 'reputation management' company of abusing legal system

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.

Texas reaches agreement with dental supply company over anti-competition allegations

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Aug. 7 that his office has reached an agreement with Henry Schein Dental over anti-competitive conduct allegations.

Texas obtains final judgment against company that allegedly violated consumer protection laws

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 17 that his office has obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management LLC, Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka PC and Joseph O. Onwuteaka, for allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act (ITPA).

State attorney general to appeal decision in Texas Department of Criminal Justice case

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 19 that he is disappointed in a federal judge’s decision to rule in favor of state inmates who sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) over summer heat conditions at the Wallace Park Unit northwest of Houston.

Texas settles with online contact lens distributor over deceptive trade allegations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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.