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Consumer Protection/Scams

Pax­ton Takes Action to Ensure that Tik­Tok Coop­er­ates with Mul­ti­state Investigation

Attorney General Paxton filed a Colorado-led amicus brief in support of Tennessee, which is a part of a multistate coalition investigating TikTok.

March 20, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Secures Major Vic­to­ry to Shut Down Texas Robo­callers that Made Bil­lions of Ille­gal Calls

Attorney General Paxton won judgments shutting down a massive robocall operation involving John Caldwell Spiller II and his business partner, Jakob Mears.

March 17, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin­is­tra­tion to Ter­mi­nate Ille­gal SEC Rule that Will Hurt Finan­cial Com­pa­nies and Their Investors

Attorney General Paxton has filed a petition for review against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to challenge a new rule that would unlawfully change proxy voting reporting requirements.  

February 24, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Takes Next Step in Law­suit Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Over ESG Invest­ing Rule that Risks the Retire­ment Sav­ings of Over 150 Mil­lion Americans

To prevent a new U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule from inflicting substantial financial damage on the American people, Attorney General Paxton took the next step in his previously announced lawsuit against the Biden Administration by filing a motion for preliminary injunction. 

February 22, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Encour­ages Con­gress to Dis­ap­prove Biden Administration’s ESG Rule

Attorney General Paxton joined a Utah-led coalition urging congressional leaders to use their authority under the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) to revoke an Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) rule put forward by President Biden’s Department of Labor (“DOL”).

February 17, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Issues Con­sumer Alert to Help Inform Tex­ans of their Con­sumer Rights Fol­low­ing Last Week’s Ice Storms

Attorney General Paxton is monitoring reports of price gouging after Governor Abbott issued an Ice Storm Disaster Declaration for seven counties affected by last week’s storm, which triggered the Office of the Attorney General’s price gouging authority.  

February 08, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Fights to Stop Large Out­side Groups from Receiv­ing More than Vic­tims in Class Action Cases

Attorney General Paxton has joined two Montana-led cert-stage amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing against advocacy groups receiving large funds in settlement cases when the victims receive little or nothing

February 06, 2023 | Press Release

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