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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Do I send newLetter w another 30 dayDeadline to total 60day altogether orSend newLetter w 60day deadline to total 90day?

A business violated theDeceptiveTradePracticesAct & false advertised. They advertisedProduct forCertainPrice & I went to store location the special advertised price wasLocated theyRefused toHonor theAdvertisedPrice. I was given runAround & excusesSo I contacted corporate about it and... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Sep 10, 2021

Two wrong letters won't make it right. Send a new letter giving 60 days, unless doing so will cause the statute of limitation to run, in which case, you do not need to give notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: HowDoIFix/proceedAfterGivingIncorrect deadlineOf30day inDemandLetter whichShouldOf stated60day soICanFileLawsuitInCourt?

A business violated theDeceptiveTradePracticesAct & false advertised.  They advertisedProduct forCertainPrice & I went to store location the special advertised price wasLocated theyRefused toHonor theAdvertisedPrice.  I was given runAround & excusesSo I contacted corporate about it... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Sep 10, 2021

You can send a new letter, unless doing so would cause you to miss the 2 years statute of limitation, in which case, you can file the lawsuit with giving notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: What should I do if a private dealer sold me a car without telling me it had issues.

I recently bought a kia sorento 2012 from a private dealer. They sold it to me as is with no warranty but did not mention that it had 4 bad tires that were 10 years old and that the oil pan was leaking. It also had 3 recalls on it that they never mentioned. I have had it for literally 10 days and... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Aug 24, 2021

Next time you purchase a vehicle, get a prepurchase inspection so you have an idea of what issues the car has BEFORE you buy it.

For the car you bought, if the tires are bad, you just need to get new tires. If there are open recalls, just bring the vehicle to the dealer so they can address...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Collateral on a loan was never returned when the loan was never provided. Indirect threats were made following this

Is this a criminal and/or civil matter? The collateral in question was the key to my storage unit which contained $30k-$40k worth of personal property. When no loan was ever produced I asked for key to be returned the day that the offer of a loan was proposed. They refused. I found out 2 weeks... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr. answered on Aug 17, 2021

Dear Denton:

Sounds terrible.

I will assume all you tell me in the question is true. If the person who is now in possession of your property, got it through false information or "trickery" that would be a crime in Texas. I hope you have proof of your inventory. If not it...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: Violated the Texas Penal Code 33.021, but the minor doesn't want to press charges, can the state still press charges?
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Aug 16, 2021

The short answer is yes. The decision to press charges belongs to the state, not the victims or witnesses. However, if the victims or witnesses don't cooperate, it may be difficult for the state to prove the charges.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: Is it legal to take a picture of a rude agent at an airport checkin counter ?

My wife and I were trying to check in at a Priority Check in counter of the Airport of Dallas Fort Worth, and when we tried to explain to the agent that we were in a rush, she got mad at us, insulted us and threw our documents off the counter, refusing to provide us service and sending us back to... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Aug 13, 2021

There's nothing illegal about taking photos of people while they're doing their jobs in public.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Midland county. Arrest 06-19. Misdmeanor. Dismissed and Bond returned 09-20. ARRESTED on same case 08-21. false arrest?

Cause number cr172821. I told them to recheck warrant and I had paperwork from dismissal. Told them the jail refunded my bond in full so I know it was dismissed before arraaigned. Rude and hateful refused to acknowledge I was even present other than to laugh and tighten cuffs and take me to jail.... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 11, 2021

Consult an attorney who files lawsuits in federal court against law enforcement for civil rights violations under "Section 1983." It is doubtful you will find such an attorney in Midland... you're probably talking about an attorney from a city with millions of residents. The good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: My bank fraudulently approved another who stole $65,700 from my savings. They won’t return. Much more
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 6, 2021

Contact law enforcement if you believe a crime was committed. Contact a civil attorney if you want to file suit for return of the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: I had solar panels added to my home and new pergola. There are issues and the company isn’t responding

The pitch is supposed to be at least 5 degrees and mine is 2.5 degrees which means water is sitting on top of the panels.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

Call up the headquarters of the company. Ask to talk to the manager of operations. Tell them no one has gotten back to you.

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.

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