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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: If you find out that you purchase stolen goods that the seller paid for a service to have done what is your rights?

I have recently come to the suspicion that I may have purchased stolen goods on Facebook marketplace through a person I know and have their ID information and where they live.

I didn't inquire about the acquisition of the property until after the purchase was made. I don't want to... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 23, 2022

Make a police report and surrender the stolen goods

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How many years do I have to file a Criminal or Fraud case in Texas

For an Auto Purchase; I discovered DTPA in April 2018; Texas DMV discovered Fraud in December 2021;

And, Criminal Investigation is still in progress by Texas DPS

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: Appeal in Court At Law

If a judge enters Summary Judgment and Sanctions against Plaintiff in Court At Law; what options do I have as a Plaintiff to continue to fight for Justice?

This Judge did not even read my petition correctly and ignored one of the main reason I filed the case. Judge also ignored all FAKE... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: How can I find a attorney that will help me with this nightmare with solor panels and then putting leans on my house ? L

I need help I need attorney this company did say anything about putting a lean on my home.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Do statues begin the day liabilty is determined or the day you're notified?

Does someone need to be notified of their right to file a claim & what the deadlines are before statues can begin?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 21, 2022

A Texas attorney should advise here, since statutes of limitations are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks. In virtually all jurisdictions, statutes of limitations usually use the day of the accident as a reference point. A local attorney could provide specific... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can my Dr. Drug test me without my knowledge

I was told I needed blood work so I went the day before my Dr app. so the results would be back, when I got there they said there were no orders, instead I was told to give a urine sample I assumed it was because my glucose was a little high last time I was there, later I got a message that I had... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: My daughter bought a used car from a dealership about a month ago. She put down $10,000 as a down payment.

It keeps overheating and they replaced the water pump and thermostat under warranty. Her key fob is not recognized with the car as well. They told her to pick another car and they will take this one back as they don’t know what else to do to it. They are only giving her $3000 equity towards... Read more »

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Q: In the State of Illinois, if a creditor writes off a debt, do you still have to pay the debt? Did not get copy of 1099-C

What is the statute of limitation on medical debt? Can a creditor collect on a debt that is past the statute of limitations?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: what kind of an attorney would i need? And what category would it be under would it be consumer or personal injury?

So I purchased a car from individual on craiglist. I read craigslist "warnings & what scams look like page". I did a vincheck online, I met in a public(my chase bank), I made sure match title 2 vin. We made transaction directly in front of my bank(there was an outside surveillance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was eating at Denny's and there was a piece of broken plate fried in my pancake puppy and it broke my tooth off.

This happened july1 2021 do I still have time I had an attorney that but after I got ex rays he told me he could get $5,000-10,000 for it if I wanted to go ahead and settle, but then he said so to a client or case he took on he couldn't represent my kind of case. Can I still do something about it.

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 25, 2022

You have two years from the date the incident happen to file a lawsuit .

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I have a question about some text I read on my cereal box as strange as it may sound.

So I was eating a bowl of cereal today (great value brand of raisin bran for context) and on the box under the ingredients list there is a text that reads "return the package for replacement or money back." It gives a phone number and website as well. No where on the package itself does... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: I have a foreclose notice from my mortgage company and is TRO ( temporary restraining order) can stop foreclose

I have a small condo and our 5 family member live in this condo for last 21 years. This is only primary resident we have, during covid my wife lost her job and my parents move back to our home. I could not able to make any payment to my mortgage. I tried several time to modify or adjust the past... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Apr 13, 2022

You can --through a lawyer--seek a temporary restraining order in District Court in your county. It is temporary--and I mean temporary. Don't expect more that 30 days till something will have to happen.

Go see a Bankruptcy Lawyer about a Chapter 13. That usually is the best way to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Foreclosure for Texas on
Q: Good afternoon I like to know , what should i do regarding my home foreclose.

I have a past due ( 3 years) mortgage and due to pandemic ( lost job and parents hospitalized) could not able to pay . I have tried several time to modify the past due also requested for payment option. each proposal they turn down and send me a demand letter for full past due . Now i received a... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Apr 12, 2022

I have practiced in Texas and in Texas foreclosure is by "post and sell"--May 3 is the first Tuesday of the month which is foreclosure auction day. .That is contrasted to states like Florida where I practice now where is called a "Strict Foreclosure" state. That means that you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: I was injured by a Razor scooter, caused by a dangerous design issue with the electric drive system. Need help!

I recently suffered a fractured radius (radial head fracture), persistent painful nerve damage, and deep tissue bruising in my arm, and lower leg. (calf/ankle area). I have been treated by the ER, and referred to an orthopedic specialist by my PC. I'm hesitant to go because I'm worried... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Apr 1, 2022

Unfortunately, although scooters are fun and convenient, I've seen a number of these claims where riders are thrown from scooters due to various faulty designs. At this point, (and this is probably easier said than done) your top priority should be your health. However, please understand that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: If I have paid in a consumer lease agreement for a piano rental more that the current price of the piano, do I own it?
Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Apr 1, 2022

You would need to look at the lease to see what it says about ownership. However, you generally do not own property after a lease, even if you ended up paying way more than the price of the item.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Do i have a case against theft and prevention do they have the right to bodly hirt me and the other person?

I had shoplifted a pair of shoes and we walked out onto the sidewalk when 2 men regular clothed came up behind me grabbed me and my purse swung me around and was physically pulling me my friend said dont touch her and they borh grabbed him up and busted him against the wall and trash can and... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 19, 2022

They don't have a right to touch you. You need to get a lawyer and get the camera, I am sure they are going to say you hit them first or used force, That is how a simple shoplifting turned into a robbery,

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Collections and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: There is a guy who has been booking massages around San Antonio and Austin, then running out without paying.

What can we charge him with? And what evidence would be needed?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 12, 2022

You can charge him with theft of services. If you know who he is charge him prior to getting his massage,

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Texas on
Q: Can a home builder list specific address(es) with a lower price on their own website, then tell you a higher price?

Can a home builder, who has their own sales team, list specific address(es) with a low price on their own website, then list the same property on realtor.com and zillow.com with the same low price but when a buyer who wants to put a contract offer, for that specific address, in at the listed price,... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr. answered on Feb 21, 2022

This is a contract law question. The issue is whether or not the posted price is an "offer." I believe it is, however, I would need to see the exact language of the posting to better advise you. Plus, Real Estate laws require a RE contract to be signed before the parties a bound.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Collections and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Not sure what to do. getting sued by LVNV FUNDING LLC. For the amount of $1456.73 for credit card debt.

Hello im getting sued by LVNV FUNDING LLC. For the amount of $1456.73 for credit card debt. I was wondering if i could settle the debt before going to court and if so how to go abour that. Ive never been sued so i have no idea what to even do or who to contact. My citation papers were served on... Read more »

Leslie Ann Werner
Leslie Ann Werner answered on Jan 8, 2022

It's extremely important for you to file an answer in a case like this, so they do not get a default judgment against you. For this amount of money, it's probably not cost-effective to hire an attorney, but if it was for a larger amount, definitely seek counsel.

And to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: Predatory lender gave false, misleading information in contract and will not provide proper receipts of payment

I was targeted by an aggressive door to door salesman, I was coerced and pressured into signing a contract for a Kirby vacuum and promised monthly payments of $105.49, $2,800 payoff before 36 months and $3,797.64 if I’m still paying after 36 months, 21% interest rate. I was turned over to a... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Nov 30, 2021

First, I recommend that everyone Always keep their own records of payments made, either by making the payments in a way that generates a record (like a check) or by keeping a copy of the payments made. That way you are never in the position of having to look for a receipt.

As to whether...
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