Topic: Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Announces $235.9 Million Medicaid Fraud Settlement with Xerox

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $235.9 million settlement with Xerox Corp. and its former subsidiaries resolving a May 2014 lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (TMFPA), State of Texas v. Xerox Corp. et al., Cause No. D-1-GV-14-000581, in the 353rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas.

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Record Levels of Open Records Activity in Texas—Are Legislative Changes on the Horizon?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced in a press release today that the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) handled a record number of Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) requests and issued an all-time high number of rulings during state fiscal year 2018.

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Recent Opinion Reinforces Difficulty—and Importance—of Ensuring Correct Deadlines Are Followed in Administrative Proceedings

A recent opinion from the Third Court of Appeals in Austin highlights the importance of double-checking deadlines to ensure all administrative remedies are exhausted before filing a lawsuit for judicial review of a state agency ruling.  Otherwise, judicial review is jurisdictionally barred.

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Judge Ezra Strikes Down Texas Law Regarding Disposal of Embryonic and Fetal Tissue Remains

On September 5, 2018, U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra issued a permanent injunction blocking Senate Bill 8 (passed in 2017) from going into effect. Senate Bill 8 would prohibit health care providers from disposing of fetal remains in the same manner as other medical waste.

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Texas Attorney General Addresses Open Meetings Act Issues Raised by Termination of Railroad Commission Executive Director

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently issued Opinion No. KP-205 which addressed a number of questions posed by Representative Rafael Anchia stemming from issues surrounding the termination of the Executive Director of the Texas Railroad Commission (the “Commission”).

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