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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I’ve been using this shampoo for years and have a very irritated scalp and now this lawsuit came about. Need help

I have been using J and J shampoo and conditioner for 6 years. I started when I went to college and assumed that my constant itching of my scalp was due to being stressed at college and in my career. My girlfriend showed me that they found formaldehyde in the shampoo and it all makes so much sense.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You indicate that you wish to speak with someone. You could reach out to law firms that handle product-based injuries. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer). You could search using that... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: Can I use the term "law" in my email address title without being a lawyer? Example: Jason.Smith.Law@yahoo.com.

I am a law student and have an email address with the term "law" in it. I am not a lawyer, however, and have never stated that I am. Is it legal for me to continue to use this email address without being a lawyer? Don't I have speech protections so long as I am not actively trying to... Read more »

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Jul 15, 2021

best and easiest way to get a proper answer is to just contact your local state bar's ethics hotline

good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Is there a class action suit against J&J’s hair products been using them and my hair keeps falling out
Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jul 8, 2021

There are commonly class actions on products that cause injury. If you can identify the specific product, then a search can be done. You might also do a Google search on the product itself.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can my daughter be excluded from an ALL WELCOME soccer camp?

Mid year, I withdrew my daughter from a private catholic school in Texas. I did so for personal reasons that didn’t involve her behavior or conduct. I enrolled her in public school and she finished the year with straight A’s. Early June I received an email from the schools soccer coach inviting... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jul 6, 2021

Private entities, like the school, can invite or disinvite whoever they want, for good reasons or bad.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Texas Dps has not fully opened since Texas ended covid restrictions. Need drivers permit before app date can't get it

Was given an appointment for sept 23 and I'm trying to teach my son to drive before he leaves for school in August. I'm unable to sit and wait hours because of my job How is everything else open but public service

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jul 6, 2021

Everything is open except "public service" (aka government jobs) because they make the rules. Welcome to government. You can teach your son to drive without them, but you'll need to deal with DPS to get him a license. The good news is that if he's old enough to drive,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: I finance a used Nissan Nv Cargo without the buyers guide and if I have been sold a Modified vehicle.

The finance paperwork was deceptive and a lot of information and the signature page of the service contract is omitted that clarified the details that would validate or invalidate the services I purchased, but I didn’t know this until I researched the terms and conditions pages they gave me and... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 8, 2021

This sounds like a frustrating experience but I'm not sure of your exact question. It sounds like a civil law issue rather than a criminal law issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Q: How to describe pain in body specifically without sounding like a junkie or like I'm reading off a cue card

Ok so my attorney said he wants me to list off all my back issues with like l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 c2 c3 c4 and t1 t2 t3 t4 t5 n neck and my torn shoulders he said you have tooth pain that's your new fav word look at a nerve diagram and follow these nerves n be like cause l5 is messed up on pauper... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 29, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Regardless of what state you're in, it sounds like you have an attorney representing and advising you. So that must be respected. But as a general note, it sounds like you are going to an IME (independent medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: someone gives a car 2 u, permanently, what must they legally do? Father gave 2000 suburban 2004. Need title 2 insure

Since I got a protective order against son (stalking, drug charges, child abuse) his father helping by leaving me unable to drive even this vehicle I rebuilt all year. My ex took the Denali, trying to put me and children on the street.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 30, 2021

This question is tagged for both Georgia and Texas. I don't know anything about Georgia, but in Texas, the proper method to give a vehicle as a gift requires both the Giver and the Recipient to sign an "Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Gift Transfer" and an "Application for Texas... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Business Law for Texas on
Q: What would be the best route to take?

I am the director of a dance team, and we have a couple of trips planned for competitions and other things. They would travel by bus, and I was trying to figure out what I needed to do to make sure that I wasn’t held liable if anything happens during the travel. The dance team is not under a... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 28, 2021

This question should be answered by an attorney who practices civil law. The criminal courts should not be involved for situations like bus crashes or injuries.

I assume you are not asking about crimes unless there is something really bad going on... like child abuse... in which case you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: If I gave money to a friend who said he can flip it, 6000-10k and he did but I didn’t know how he did it? Illegal or no?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 25, 2021

It’s not illegal unless you know it is illegal and participate in it anyway.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: How do i get a civil suit fees waived in harris county for elderly who has been financially exploited

She was scammed into a transmission rebuild after the company already had her car and apart got the back took to another shop who said the transmission has not been rebuilt they replaced a censor and new fluid and charged her 3000.$ and the transmission is acting the way it to start with she was... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Apr 18, 2021

File an Affidavit of Inability to Pay Costs.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Caught in a fraud scam my checking is overdrawn thousands. Can my bank take my social security in savings to pay that?

Both pension and social security go to savings but checking is overdrawn. Can they take that to pay off what is owed in checking?

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Mar 18, 2021

Probably, yes. The bank's account agreement probably gives them the right to offset what's due on one account with what's in another, even if the funds deposited there were exempt before they we deposited. You may want to contact them and work out some payout arrangement on the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Dental xrays taken by illegal tech in texas

Charging for dental xrays done by non certified tech in texas

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 15, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This could be more of a consumer law/health law matter than a personal injury or med mal matter - unless you were injured as a result of the procedures. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: I had a plumber come out to unclog my main line. He was able to get a low flow and left.

The next day the line was clogged again. Do I have to pay him again to unclog the line our should he come back out and fix it for free since I’ve already paid him?

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Feb 25, 2021

You paid him for the first fix. Unless it was done improperly the first time, fixing it again is a second job, which needs to be paid for. Since this has (presumably, based on your question) happened quickly, you might want to have him look for an underlying cause of the problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Who can I sue and how do I go about it?

A guy I know opened a joint account on an apartment in his and my name, I never lived in the apartment and never gave permission for my name to be used.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you consulted with attorneys who handle civil litigation, they should be able to advise. They could also identify necessary measures to be taken, such as notifying banks and other financial institutions. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: Who is legally responsible for monitoring the sale of alcohol?

I wrk for a large transportation company my manager says I am not allowed to manage or control the amount of beer I serve in a trip. That if they want 4 beers an hour per person to sell them the 4 beers. When I was hired decades ago I was taught that I was legally responsible and in control of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You are astute to recognize the possible applicability of dram shop statutes in such settings. These statutes are not universal across the nation - although the general premise of assigning liability to an establishment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can I get a vehicle back if the loan isn't being paid?

A couple years ago I got a divorce and listed a truck as property for my ex husband. He was making the payments and the truck was always "his". Now he's not making the payments. My name is the only one on the truck and the loan. Legally it's the banks truck until it's paid... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Feb 22, 2021

No, it's not the bank's car. Based on your description, the title made it your car, and the divorce decree made it your ex-husband's car.

In most cases, the decree provides that the person who receives the property is responsible to pay the debt. If he doesn't do so,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: I have a case filed against me for debit & all I have is SS disability income
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 11, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry that's happening to you. Based on the paperwork you received (summons & complaint, demand letter, etc.), you probably need to take some form of action without delay. You could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: How do I go about file a claim with subway. I have eaten so much subway tuna, or so I thought.
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 29, 2021

Sorry, eating tuna - or not - is not grounds for a lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: What can I do about a supplemental insurance company's mistake resulting in my info being sent to a coworker?

Local insurance agent put a coworker's address in my account when we were enrolling (along with at least one other typo; birthday is/was wrong). Been going back and forth with him and the corporate customer support team. I can't get a refund and terminate my account, because I cant verify... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 27, 2021

Was the agent negligent? Sounds like it. But at this point it's not clear what your damages are. If they fix the problem, you won't have any damages. No damages means no claim against the agent.

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