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Consumer Protection/Scams

Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Woke Com­pa­nies Attempt­ing to Force Share­hold­ers to Adopt a Left-Wing Agenda

Attorney General Paxton and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes are leading a multistate coalition in sending a letter to International Shareholder Services, Inc. (“ISS”) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”), which are companies that provide proxy voting advice to shareholders and aid them in the process of voting at shareholder meetings.  

January 30, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Issues Con­sumer Alert Warn­ing Tex­ans of Scam­mers in the After­math of the Hous­ton Storms

Attorney General Paxton is encouraging Texans in the Houston area to be cautious of scammers who may try to take advantage of consumers, including the elderly, in the wake of recent severe weather.  

January 30, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin­is­tra­tion to Stop It From Risk­ing Amer­i­can Work­ers’ Retire­ments by Pro­mot­ing Woke ESG Goals

Attorney General Paxton is co-leading a multistate lawsuit against the Biden Administration to stop a new U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that prioritizes woke Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) investing over protecting the retirement savings of approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population, which is around 152 million workers.  

January 26, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Inves­ti­ga­tion of Home Title Lock for Poten­tial­ly Mis­lead­ing Texas Consumers

Attorney General Paxton has announced an investigation of Home Title Lock for potentially violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by misleading consumers with deceptive statements concerning the prevalence of home title theft and the need for Home Title Lock’s services.    

January 24, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Peti­tions FCC to Bet­ter Pro­tect Con­sumers From Ille­gal Spam Texts

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to prevent consumers from receiving unwanted, illegal spam text messages.

January 09, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Enters Into $43 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment With JUUL to Hold It Account­able for Decep­tive Trade Practices

Attorney General Paxton has announced the entry of a $43.3 million dollar settlement against JUUL Labs in Texas state court.

January 04, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Mul­ti­state Set­tle­ment with Car­Max Over the Dis­clo­sure of Safe­ty Recalls

Attorney General Paxton has announced a nationwide multistate settlement for $1 million with CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc. after CarMax advertised that it performed thorough inspections and reconditioning but failed to check and disclose to consumers whether the vehicles were subject to open safety recalls.

December 29, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Demands that Apple and Google Raise TikTok’s Matu­ri­ty Rat­ing on Appli­ca­tion Store Sites

Attorney General Paxton has joined a pair of Montana-led letters sent to Apple and Google demanding that the Big Tech companies increase the maturity rating of TikTok in their application stores.  

December 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Wins Legal Bat­tle Against Twit­ter in Fight for Free Speech and Transparency

Attorney General Paxton has defeated Twitter in court once again after the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit refused to reconsider its decision throwing out Twitter’s lawsuit against Attorney General Paxton.  

December 27, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Set­tle­ment with iHeart­Media for Record­ing and Broad­cast­ing Decep­tive Advertisements

Attorney General Paxton announced a settlement with iHeartMedia, Inc. over the company’s recording and broadcasting of radio advertisements that promoted the Google Pixel 4 smartphone.

December 19, 2022 | Press Release