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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Conroe
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Conroe Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Ms. Quindt demonstrates excellent teamwork by volunteering to help wherever needed, including handling walk-in appointments, ensuring coverage for off-docket settings, and coordinating workloads among the legal team.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Longview
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Longview Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Cannon was chosen because of her dedication and value to the child support mission. After receiving a promotion and transfer to the Longview office in 2015, Cannon willingly and effectively covered vacancies in her former office, learning her new job while demonstrating her ability to process a high volume of casework with accuracy and speed.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Austin
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Austin Child Support Employees Assistant Attorneys General of the Year
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has singled out Andrea Roberts and Clayton Richter, assistant attorneys general in the Child Support Division’s Austin offices, for their commitment to Texas children. Roberts has been named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the 39-county region based in Austin. Richter was selected Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the division’s main office, also in Austin. Both Roberts and Richter received the award Friday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Houston
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Brownsville
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Brownsville Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Moore is a graduate of the University of Houston School of Law. She joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2014 and represents the State of Texas in paternity cases. Moore also establishes, enforces, and modifies court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Lubbock
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Lubbock Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Tesch was chosen because she is a true professional in her dealings with customers, attorneys and judges. She routinely covers dockets in every corner of her region, answers calls for the customer service centers and trains both assistant attorneys general and child support officers.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Arlington
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Arlington Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Fox was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year after consistently volunteering for the hardest cases. Respected and trusted by judges and private attorneys, his guidance and leadership have made him a valuable resource for everyone in his office.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Dallas
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names Dallas Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Beauduy was chosen because he effectively served as the “go to” man for dealing with the region’s toughest legal issues. He is able to distill complex legal concepts into clear, concise instructions. Further, he developed an approach to enroll more noncustodial parents into court-ordered job training, resulting in an increase in paying cases.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – San Antonio
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names San Antonio Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
Ritter was chosen because he is an outstanding attorney, a mentor to new employees and a positive force in his office. He successfully negotiates agreements in most of his cases and reviews twice as many cases as any other attorney in the region.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – El Paso
Attorney General Ken Paxton Names El Paso Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year
“I commend Abbie for her hard work and dedication to improving the lives of Texas children and families,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Abbie represents the best, and it is attorneys like her that make this agency great. I am thankful to her for answering the call to serve the people of Texas.”
Monday, July 25, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Final Default Judgment Granted Against Companies for Subscription Scam
The Office of the Attorney General secured a Final Default Judgment on Friday halting three Oregon-based corporations from offering subscription renewal services. The judgment stems from a lawsuit against Liberty Publishers Inc., Express Publishers Service, Inc. and Orbital Publishing Group, Inc. who violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Friday, July 22, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton Reaches Settlement with Software Resellers over Anticompetitive Conduct
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced two settlements against MCCi, LLC and VP Imaging Inc., doing business as DocuNav Solutions. The settlement stems from an antitrust investigation into agreements the companies made not to compete in the market for enterprise content management software.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Austin
Texas Attorney General Responds to Fifth Circuit Ruling on Voter ID
“It is imperative that the State government safeguards our elections and ensure the integrity of our democratic process. Preventing voter fraud is essential to accurately reflecting the will of Texas voters during elections, and it is unfortunate that this common-sense law, providing protections against fraud, was not upheld in its entirety.”
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Austin
Fort Worth ISD Policy Changes Mirror AG Paxton’s Opinion
“I applaud the Fort Worth Independent School District for revising its guideline to ensure it complies with state law and my recent attorney general opinion. This guideline now allows school officials to consider the needs of students and their families on a case-by-case basis while considering the health and safety of all students. As a result, the Fort Worth guideline is in line with a policy adopted by Harrold Independent School District. Unfortunately, the Obama administration disagrees with allowing school officials to make common-sense, case-by-case choices. My office is proudly representing Harrold ISD in litigation against the federal government and stands ready to do the same for Fort Worth ISD.”
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Fifth Circuit Blocks EPA Regional Haze Rule
Texas has “demonstrated a strong likelihood of success in establishing that the EPA acted arbitrarily, capriciously, and in excess of its statutory authority when it disapproved the Texas and Oklahoma implementation plans and imposed a federal implementation plan.”
Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Don’t Get Taken by Scammers Who May Try to Capitalize on the Dallas Shootings
Texans are known for opening their hearts and their wallets to others in times of need. Attorney General Ken Paxton today encouraged any citizens who want to donate to the victims of the Dallas shootings to give compassionately, but give carefully.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Austin
Texas AG Files Settlement Against Florida Company for Nationwide Tech Support Scam
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement with a Florida tech company, PC Cleaner, Inc. The settlement stems from the state’s investigation into the company and CEO Cashier Myricks for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Beware of E-mail Scams Containing Malicious Software
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans of suspicious e-mails containing malicious software seemingly coming from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The e-mail claims to come from the Consumer Protection Division to inform business owners that a complaint has been filed against their organization. A link to the complaint is provided and once clicked on it downloads harmful software onto the computer.
Friday, July 8, 2016 – Austin
Attorney General Paxton Extends Support for Law Enforcement Officers in Dallas
“My heart goes out to the victims’ families and their loved ones. I have directed my office to provide all necessary resources to support the efforts of law enforcement to investigate, prosecute and hold accountable those responsible for last night’s horrific attack. The loss of the five officers in Dallas in the line of duty is a somber reminder of the heroic sacrifices these brave men and women perform each day to keep us safe. Today, we must all come together to honor their selfless service and sacrifice.”
Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Austin
Mobile Site Offers Convenience to Child Support Customers
“The Office of the Attorney General is committed to providing excellent customer service to mothers and fathers who pay and receive child support. I am pleased that CSI Mobile is available because it will provide more convenience to the families we serve.”
Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Statement Regarding Lawsuit Filed by Three UT Professors
“This lawsuit is not only baseless, it is an insult to the millions of law abiding gun owners in Texas and across this country. The Texas Legislature passed a constitutionally sound law, and I will vigorously defend it. Adults who are licensed by the State to carry a handgun anywhere in Texas do not suddenly become a menace to society when they set foot on campus. The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed for all Americans, including college students, and must be vigilantly protected and preserved.”
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Austin
Thirteen States Seek Nationwide Injunction Against Obama’s Bathroom Rules
“The nation’s schools, and every place of employment, are now in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration, which maintains it will punish those who do not comply with its orders,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Schools are facing the potential loss of funding for simply exercising the authority to implement the policies that best protect their students. Every employer is now being threatened for not bowing to anyone that identifies as the opposite sex.”
Friday, July 1, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: TX Obtains Order to Halt Tobacco Shop’s Sale of Synthetic Drugs
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Tobacco Junction #1, Tobacco Junction #2, its owners, and Kassi Business, Inc., prohibiting the sale of synthetic marijuana. The TRO stems from the joint operation of the Texas Attorney General’s Office and Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotic Vice Investigation Division (NVID) and found that the tobacco shop’s owners were in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 – Austin
Attorney General Paxton Dismisses Lawsuit Against Virgin Islands AG
“The so-called 'investigation' by Walker was a constitutionally improper attempt to suppress the freedom of speech based only on the content being communicated. In America, we have the freedom to disagree, and we do not legally prosecute people just because their opinion is different from ours. We are glad that the abuse of power by Attorney General Walker, and those that he hired, has come to an end,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Attorneys working for the government should be motivated by public interest, not financial gain.”
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Texas Reaches $50 Million Partial Settlement with Volkswagen
“For years, Volkswagen intentionally mislead consumers about the environmental and performance qualities of the vehicles they sold in Texas,” said General Ken Paxton. “When companies willfully violate the public’s trust, we will hold these entities responsible. This settlement will both compensate the victims of Volkswagen’s fraud and punish the company enough to deter future fraud.”
Monday, June 27, 2016 – Austin
District Court Upholds the Sanctity of Attorney-Client Confidentiality
“Today is a victory for the preservation of the sanctity of attorney-client confidentiality. Every American knows that when they talk to a lawyer, their conversation is confidential. That confidentiality has been the cornerstone of the attorney-client relationship since before our nation’s founding. If information confidentially given to one’s attorney is also accessible by the federal government, it would damage the very foundation of our system of justice.”