AUSTIN — The office equipment giant Amazon said Tuesday it has dropped its legal action against the Texas attorney general’s office for refusing to hand over the documents it said Amazon stole from its offices in Austin and Houston.
The Texas attorney chief’s office said Monday it would not turn over documents that showed Amazon used Texas computer systems to install software to steal confidential business records.
Amazon filed a lawsuit against the state attorney general and state agencies last week in federal court, alleging that the Texas AG’s office had not complied with a request by the company for documents from the firm that were not available under the Texas Public Records Act.
Amazon said Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with the AG’s staff and has taken steps to ensure that the documents in question are returned to Amazon and are destroyed.
Amazon declined to elaborate.
The lawsuit also charged that the AG office improperly requested that the company turn over its documents to the AG and failed to provide any evidence to support its request.
The office said it was cooperating with the investigation and that the investigation is ongoing.