Consumer Protection Law
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Do you currently have a lawsuit pending in any court regarding this matter?
Have you signed a settlement agreement or release with the dealer or warranty company?
Yes, I am here. I asked you for additional information. Specifically:
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Yes, if your claim does not exceed $10,000 then you are free to file in Texas small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be "user friendly" so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.
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You would typically file in the county where the dealership is located.
Yes, the defendant may appear with an attorney.
Generally, having an attorney represent you in small claims court is optional. Unlike other courts, a corporation doesn't need an attorney to file a claim in small claims court. A corporation may appear in small claims court through an employee or officer, even if the person isn't a lawyer.
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