September, 2017 | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC

Navigating The TREC Complaint Process: A Lawyer’s Perspective

This article will attempt to provide a basic overview and our firm’s overall impression of the first phase of the complaint process with the Texas Real Estate Commission. The initial phase of the complaint process begins with the consumer initiating a complaint and ends with TREC’s determination to pursue disciplinary action against the license holder. …

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Amended Pleadings: The Relation-Back Doctrine in Texas

In litigation, it is common practice to amend pleadings. The relation-back doctrine allows an original pleading to be amended or supplemented with new causes of action so long as the new claim arose out of the same transaction or occurrence. However, issues with amendments can arise when a party argues the statute of limitations has …

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Misinformation About Claim Deadlines and Insurance Related Harvey Damage

It has been brought to our firm’s attention that there has been quite a bit of misinformation circulated on social media about a purported September 1, 2017 deadline to file claims for damage related to Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, it seems that some of the confusion has been caused by unscrupulous lawyers hoping to capitalize on …

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