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Google Accused Of Hiding Evidence In Web Search Probe
2012-06-22 14:30:31

Online search giant Google has been accused, by the Attorney General of Texas, of improperly withholding evidence while the company is being investigated for abusing its dominance of web search. The allegations surfaced this week as part of  Texas´ probe into Google´s business practices, now in its second year. Texas and several other states are examining whether Google stifles competition and drives up online advertising prices by manipulating its search results, reports...

2009-05-08 18:15:38

A Texas man accused of owing more than $760,000 in child support pleaded guilty to leaving the country to avoid paying the sum. Troy Lee Neel, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday to traveling abroad to avoid paying child support, and could face up to two years in federal prison at his June 18 sentencing by U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said it took 10 years to catch up with Neel, who spent several years living in...

2009-01-26 18:43:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys representing individual physicians and the physician partnership in litigation against Houston's Memorial Hermann Healthcare System praised today's announcement that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed suit against Memorial Hermann alleging similar violations of the state antitrust laws. The Attorney General's Office and Memorial Hermann also entered into an agreed injunction prohibiting Memorial Hermann from engaging in certain practices...

2008-11-11 12:30:00

The Texas attorney general is suing the Houston-based Darque Tan salon chain for allegedly suggesting its tanning beds provide health benefits. In its advertisements, Darque Tan falsely claims to reduce cancer risks by increasing amounts of vitamin D in the body, Attorney General Greg Abbott said. Abbott's lawsuit alleges the advertisements violate the state's Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. "They are only approved...

2008-09-06 12:00:16

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas high schools are not required to offer elective high school Bible courses under a new law adopted by the state last year, Attorney General Greg Abbott said. The Legislature passed a law last year allowing for Bible courses to be offered as an elective starting in the 2009-10 school year. Lawmakers directed the State Board of Education to adopt curriculum standards in line with the constitutional separation of church and state. But because of questions about...

2008-07-23 09:05:00

ELDORADO, Texas A Texas grand jury indicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four of his followers Tuesday on charges of felony sexual assault of a child. Another was indicted for failing to report child abuse. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the five men are charged with one count of sexually assaulting girls younger than 17. One of them, but not Jeffs, faces an additional charge of bigamy. Abbott said a sixth member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...

2008-07-04 06:00:36

By David Ellison, Houston Chronicle Jul. 4--Another apparent e-mail scam has gotten the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. That's because it claims to be from him. The e-mail includes a picture of Abbott and his office's Web page banner, as well as bad grammar and run-on sentences. It's difficult to determine the intent of the e-mail because the message includes no link to a Web site nor a request for cash. "[Recipient Name], we wish to inform you that your...

2005-12-21 21:55:00

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Texas attorney general said on Wednesday he added a new claim to a lawsuit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment accusing it of violating the state's laws on deceptive trade practices by hiding "spyware" on its compact discs. The original lawsuit was filed by Attorney General Greg Abbott in November against the company for violating state anti-spyware laws by embedding software in its CDs and media player to monitor users' habits. The new charges brought by Abbott...

2005-11-22 06:28:42

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony BMG has legal troubles beyond its battles against piracy. The state of Texas and consumer activist group Electronic Frontier Foundation filed lawsuits Monday against the music giant, alleging that its copy-protected CDs violate laws against spyware and make computers vulnerable to attack. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said it was the first lawsuit filed under the state's Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.