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Consumer Protection/Scams

Office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al Files Ami­cus Brief to Defend Texas’s Right to Pro­tect its Citizens

The Office of the Attorney General of Texas (“OAG”) filed a multistate amicus brief in the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to prevent the federal government from unduly preempting state laws designed to safeguard Americans’ health.  

May 31, 2023 | Press Release

Office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al Issues Con­sumer Alert Warn­ing Tex­ans of Com­pa­nies that May Appear to Be Gov­ern­ment Agencies

The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) issues this consumer alert to help ensure that Texans are not deceived by companies appearing as though they may be government agencies.  

May 30, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Law­suit Against Hilton For Vio­la­tions of Texas Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Laws and Lack of Price Transparency

Attorney General Paxton filed another lawsuit against a global hotel chain for misleading consumers about the true costs of hotel rooms in violation of Texas consumer protection laws.

May 24, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Sec­ond Inves­ti­ga­tion into Texas Hos­pi­tal for Poten­tial­ly Unlaw­ful­ly Per­form­ing Gen­der Tran­si­tion­ing” Procedures

Attorney General Paxton has announced an investigation into Texas Children’s Hospital to determine if the entity is actively engaging in illegal behavior and performing “gender transitioning” procedures on children.  

May 19, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Secures Agree­ment with Mar­riott to End Hid­den Hotel Fees and Ensure Transparency

Attorney General Paxton has entered into a settlement with Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) to ensure that the global hotel company properly discloses “resort fees” and other hidden costs to consumers in its advertisements and during the room booking process.  

May 16, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Hyatt Hotels for Decep­tive Trade Prac­tices Regard­ing the True Price of Hotel Rooms

Attorney General Paxton filed a lawsuit against Hyatt Hotels Corporation d/b/a Hyatt Corporation; Hyatt Franchising, LLC (“Hyatt”), one of the largest hotel operators in the country, for violating Texas consumer protection laws by marketing hotel rooms at prices that were not available to the public as advertised.

May 16, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces $8 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment with Google Over the Big Tech Company’s Decep­tive Advertising

Attorney General Paxton announced an $8 million settlement with Google for its deceptive advertisements that promoted the Google Pixel 4 smartphone.

May 12, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Inves­ti­ga­tion into Dell Children’s Med­ical Cen­ter for the Poten­tial­ly Ille­gal Per­for­mance of Gen­der Tran­si­tion­ing Procedures

Attorney General Paxton has announced an investigation into the Dell Children’s Medical Center to uncover whether “gender transitioning” procedures were unlawfully performed on minor children.  

May 05, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Dis­tri­b­u­tion of $141 Mil­lion to Cus­tomers of Tur­b­o­Tax That Were Mis­led into Pay­ing for Tax Filing

Attorney General Paxton has announced that $141 million will be distributed to Intuit TurboTax customers who were misled into paying Intuit to file their federal tax returns.

May 04, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Launch­es Inves­ti­ga­tion into Gain-of-Func­tion Research and Mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tions by Covid-19 Vac­cine Manufacturers

Attorney General Paxton launched an investigation into the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson concerning whether they engaged in gain-of-function research and misled the public about doing so.  

May 01, 2023 | Press Release