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Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Reaches $120 Million Settlement with General Motors Company Over Defective Ignition Switch
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $120 million multi-state settlement with General Motors Company (GM) over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. The settlement, reached between the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia, concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s failure to timely disclose known safety defects associated with unintended key- rotation-related and/or ignition-switch-related issues in several models and model years of GM vehicles. GM agreed to pay the participating attorneys general a total of $120 Million, of which Texas’ share is $7,353,446.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: ACLU Cannot Turn Texas into a Sanctuary State for Abortions
“The D.C. Circuit made the right decision to temporarily stay the district court’s order, which contradicts U.S. Supreme Court precedent and harms the public interest because it effectively creates a right to abortion for anyone who entered the U.S. illegally, no matter how briefly,” Attorney General Paxton told the court. “Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads Eight-State Coalition to Protect the Unborn
“An unlawfully-present alien with no substantial ties to this country has no constitutional right to abortion on demand,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Texas has a legitimate and substantial intereset in preserving and promoting fetal life. Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Brief in 5th Circuit Defending Texas’ Voter ID Law
“The plaintiffs cannot identify a single person who faces a substantial burden to voting under this reasonable-impediment exception,” Attorney General Paxton wrote. “As the 5th Circuit panel noted, each of the 27 voters identified in the record – whose testimony underlies plaintiffs’ claims – can now vote without photo ID. Accordingly, the case should be over.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Consumer Protection Division Wins FTC’s Partner Award for Outstanding Collaborative Work
“We are honored that the Federal Trade Commission recognized the hard work of our Consumer Protection Division to ensure a fair marketplace for Texas consumers,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The men and women of this office are deeply dedicated to the law and fully deserve this recognition. We thank the FTC and look forward to continuing to work with it to protect Texans.”

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