Consumer Law/ Deceptive Practices

The Law Office of William H. Russell represents people, consumers, that have complaints against anyone they may do business with. There are many federal and state laws that protect consumers. Texas has such an act known as the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“DTPA”) that goes beyond the normal protections.

What Is The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act?
Enacted by the Texas Legislature in 1973, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“DTPA”) was created to protect consumers from false, misleading, and deceptive practices by business and insurance practice as well as breaches of warranty and unconscionable actions.

What Conduct Does The Act Prohibit?
The full text of the statute can can be found in Section 17.41 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code.
Specifically, Section 17.46(b) of the Texas Business and Commerce Code contains a non-exclusive list of 25 prohibited acts.
Some of the prohibited acts include:

  • Passing off goods or services as those of another
  • False representation
  • False disparagement of goods or services of another business
  • False advertising (in certain circumstances)
  • False misrepresentation
  • False warranties
  • Failure to disclose certain information in sales of goods and services
  • False representation of business entity status
  • Price gouging after a disaster
  • How Can I Determine If I Have A Viable Cause Of Action?

William Russell has been successful in representing consumers in a wide range of claims based on acts of fraud, misrepresentation, false claims, deceptive contracts, contract disputes, and other unscrupulous or unconscionable practices.

The best way to protect your rights is to immediately contact an experienced attorney if you think you may have a cause of action.
To contact William Russell about a possible DPTA matter, call 512-219-4053 or email our firm at contactus@whr-law.com. Do not let anyone take advantage of you!