Whistleblower lawsuit against Texas attorney general's office can continue, judge rules

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge has rejected a bid to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit by four former executives who said they were fired in retaliation after accusing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of misconduct. In a brief order issued Tuesday evening, state District Judge Amy Clark Meachum gave no reasons for allowing the lawsuit to continue. Shortly after the ruling, however, the attorney general’s office notified Meachum that it had filed an appeal, halting further action on the case, including a planned April 5 hearing on a request by two of the whistleblowers to be reinstated to their j…

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