Office of the Attorney General Sues Travel Reservation Site for Deceptive Trade Practices Regarding the True Price of Hotel Rooms
The Office of the Attorney General of Texas (“OAG”) filed a lawsuit against Booking Holdings Inc. (“Booking”), a major travel reservation company, for engaging in false, misleading, or deceptive acts and practices in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Texas OAG Secures $10.76 Million Judgment Against Pyramid Scheme Operators Who Exploited Consumers During Covid-19 Pandemic
The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) secured a $10.76 million Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction against BINT Operations LLC (“Blessings in No Time”) and its owners, LaShonda and Marlon Moore of Frisco, Texas, for the perpetration of an illegal pyramid scheme.
The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) has announced that Texas, along with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and a coalition of law enforcement partners nationwide, is conducting Operation Stop Scam Calls to combat the nationwide problem of illegal telemarketing and robocalls by which companies and scammers target and harass U.S. consumers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.