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Consumer Protection/Scams

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

Pax­ton Issues Con­sumer Alert Warn­ing Tex­ans of Scam­mers Using the Attor­ney General’s Name to Steal Information

Attorney General Paxton issues this consumer alert to warn Texans of scammers who are using the Attorney General’s seal, name, and signature to steal consumers’ personal information.  

April 21, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Inter­net Com­pa­ny that Takes Advan­tage of Texas Consumers

Attorney General Paxton filed a lawsuit to stop an operation that sold internet access primarily to rural customers through an illegal scheme that often resulted in paying customers losing all internet access.  

April 20, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Urges Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tors to Stop Abus­ing Their Posi­tions to Pro­mote Left-Wing Polit­i­cal Goals

Attorney General Paxton sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) Director Martin Gruenberg, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu about the promotion of left-wing political goals contributing to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). 

April 13, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Halts Google’s Attempts to Delay Fac­ing Jus­tice for Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Violations

Attorney General Paxton secured a major victory for consumers by halting Google’s efforts to dismiss a Texas lawsuit against it, marking a major step forward in ensuring the Big Tech leviathan faces justice in a Texas court for breaking Texas consumer protection laws.

April 06, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Shuts Down Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Judge Shop­ping” Efforts in Law­suit to Stop ESG Rule

Attorney General Paxton has secured a noteworthy victory in his lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s Department of Labor rule that puts Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) investing ahead of the long-term financial security of retirees.  

April 03, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Law­suits to Shut Down Illic­it Mas­sage Businesses

Attorney General Paxton filed two separate lawsuits asking the courts to stop 5 Star Massage and Savvy Skin, both located in Montgomery County, Texas, from operating illicit massage establishments in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. 

April 03, 2023 | Press Release