Protecting Consumers in Texas
Consumers are an often unprotected group requiring help from an attorney. The areas of Consumer law the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. handles are:
- Landlord-Tenant Issues
- Texas Property Law Issues
- Unfair Debt Collections
- Texas Employment Law Issues
- Deceptive Trade Practice Act (DTPA)
Please fill-out this questionnaire, if you wish to schedule an appointment with the Law Office of Robert B. Goss to pursue a claim on your behalf.
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Landlord-tenant issues range from contract problems to refusal of the landlord to return a security deposit. Examples:
- When a landlord refuses to return a security deposit, and you have not damaged the apartment or home you may have a legal right to recoup your security deposit.
- If a landlord mistakenly enters your apartment or home and removes your property without a Judicial Order you have a legal right for damages.
The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., represents workers who have been wrongly denied unemployment benefits.
Additionally the Firm represents employees who have been wrongly denied salary and other benefits from an employer.
Deceptive Trade Practice-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA)
The DTPA is designed to protect consumers from false, misleading, deceptive acts or practices of any trade or commerce. This Act provides consumers the ability to protect themselves from overreaching or misleading commerce or trade practices.
- An example of a DTPA claim may be when a landlord refuses to return a security deposit based on a claim the tenant, earlier in the year, "violated" the lease by allowing a friend to visit more than 7 days. Claiming the lease creates a right in the Texas Property Code for the landlord to keep the security deposit ten-and-one-half months later appears to be an attempt to mislead the tenant. The landlord in this example has attempted to mislead the tenant into thinking the lease created a right that does not exist. This is an example of a possible DTPA violation.