The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) protects consumers, just like you, from businesses engaging in false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices. You are considered a consumer if you have purchased goods or services. Examples of common situations where you may have a DTPA claim can include:
- If a business misrepresents a good or service, by representing they have characteristics, sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits, or quantities that they do not actually have.
- If a business represents that goods are of a particular standard of quality, or that goods are of a particular style or model, when they are not.
- If a business represents that an agreement you and the business have entered into, this can included misrepresentations that the agreement confers or involves rights, remedies, or obligations which it does not have.
- If a business tricks or through fraudulent means, persuades you into entering into a deal or transaction, that you would not have entered into had all the information been disclosed, or if a business simply fails to disclose information to you knowing that leaving out the information will induce you into the transaction.