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As much as we may hope, unfortunate events may give rise to an unexpected lawsuit.  Sometimes, we may ourselves be the victim of a fraudulent scheme which puts our monetary interests at stake.  With a strong background in litigation, our key focus is preservation of your economic interests.  As such we represent individuals filing suit to recover lost assets, or to defend those who have been wrongfully accused.

To protect consumers from fraudulent misrepresentations and deceptive trade practice, the State of Texas Legislature in 1973 put into effect the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act. The DTPA, as it is commonly known, provides a remedy to consumers for wrongful conduct by seller. Such a remedy, based on circumstances, may provide the consumer with treble damages as well as attorney’s fees.

The code allows for 27 separate causes of action for which a consumer may file an action against the seller. A few are listed below:

- passing off goods or services as those of another;

- representing that goods are original or new if they are deteriorated, reconditioned, reclaimed, used, or secondhand;

- representing that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, or grade, or that goods are of a particular style or model, if they are of another;

- disparaging the goods, services, or business of another by false or misleading representation of facts;

- representing that a guarantee or warranty confers or involves rights or remedies which it does not have or involve, provided, however, that nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to expand the implied warranty of  merchantability as defined in Sections       2.314 through 2.318 and Sections 2A.212 through 2A.216 to involve obligations in excess of those which are appropriate to the goods;

- promoting a pyramid promotional scheme, as defined by Section 17.461;

- failing to disclose information concerning goods or services which was known at the time of the transaction if such failure to disclose such information was intended to induce the consumer into a transaction into which the consumer would not have entered had the information been disclosed;

- taking advantage of a disaster declared by the governor under Chapter 418, Government Code, by: (A)  selling or leasing fuel, food, medicine, or another necessity at an exorbitant or excessive price; or (B)  demanding an exorbitant or excessive price in connection with the sale or lease of fuel, food, medicine, or another necessity.


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