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Texas AG Warns Governmental Entities Not to Contract with Prohibited Companies

Texas AG Ken Paxton issued an advisory letter regarding state laws prohibiting governmental entities from contracting with businesses that boycott energy companies, discriminate against firearm entities or associations, or boycott Israel. In the letter, AG Paxton advises that no Texas governmental entity may enter into a contract for the purchase of goods or services of…

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Don’t Mess with Texas(’s Hotel Room Rates)

The Texas OAG filed a lawsuit against Booking Holdings, Inc., a travel reservation company, for allegedly violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by falsely marketing hotel rooms at prices that were not available to the public as advertised. In the complaint, the OAG alleges that Booking’s websites—which include,, and—engage in “drip…

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Texas OAG Reaches $42.7 Million Settlement over Alleged Medicaid Fraud

The Texas OAG settled with six subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to resolve allegations that the companies committed Medicaid fraud in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (TMFPA). According to the AG’s office, the settlement addresses alleged TMFPA violations raised by a whistleblower in a qui tam lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that the…

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Don’t Count Your Blessings Just Yet

Arkansas AG Tim Griffin and the FTC settled with BINT Operations LLC and two of its officers (collectively, “BINT”) to resolve allegations that the company violated federal and state consumer protection laws by running a pyramid scheme called “Blessings in No Time” (BINT). Separately, the Texas Attorney General’s Office settled with BINT to resolve similar…

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Texas Gets Another Interim AG; Pennsylvania AG Race Gets its First Republican Candidate

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Angela Colmenero will take over for John Scott as interim AG while AG Ken Paxton awaits trial by the Texas Senate, set to begin September 5. As we previously reported, Scott was originally named interim AG following a House vote to impeach AG Ken Paxton in May. Colmenero previously…

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