Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P. assists clients in various consumer litigation matters, including collections, property and ownership disputes, warranty defense, and UCC litigation. In addition, we assist with a wide range of post-judgment filings to enforce judgments. Based in Houston, we are well-positioned to address the needs of clients located throughout the State of Texas, including in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties.
The Texas Uniform Commercial Code applies to most sales transactions, leases, bank deposits, fund transfers, auctions, documents of title, investment securities, and secured transactions. UCC litigation is generally available when a consumer has purchased goods that turn out to be nonconforming (or defective), the defect impairs the value of the goods, and the seller has not cured the defect. This is commonly seen in lemon law claims involving defective automobiles. UCC litigation can be complex and costly, involving consequential damages for alleged breach of contract, incidental damages, and liquidated damages. Our attorneys defend businesses against costly claims and also assist consumers in obtaining the monetary damages they deserve.
Attorneys at Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P. also defend businesses and manufacturers against claims of breach of warranty under the Texas UCC, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). In addition to our in-depth understanding of the various consumer protection acts, we are experienced with cases involving both express and implied warranties.
As part of our business and bankruptcy services, the law office of Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P. assists clients in collection litigation, including debt collection for businesses, construction lenders, former spouses, and other creditors and deficiency collection in foreclosure. If you are owed a debt, it is important to bring an action to collect on the unpaid balance as soon as possible or risk losing the ability to collect. For instance, an action to recover the unpaid balance of indebtedness secured by foreclosed real property must be brought within two years of the foreclosure sale.
Recovery of Property
If you have lost a specific piece of personal property to which you have title due to the wrongful taking by another party, our attorneys may be able to help you recover that item by filing an action for replevin or writ of sequestration. In addition, our firm can help landlords who have prevailed in eviction suits against tenants to recover possession of rented premises by filing a writ of execution to enforce the eviction.
Post Judgment Filings
At Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P. our collection services do not end with the final judgment in litigation. We continue to represent clients until all matters are fully resolved by assisting with post-judgment filings to enforce judgments and our clients' rights. Our attorneys perform post-judgment discovery to obtain the most complete and up-to-date information on a debtor, and assist with abstracting judgments as proof of our clients' ownership rights in all areas where they may own property. We also assist creditors in obtaining writs of execution to enforce judgments on their behalf by obtaining the proceeds from the sale of a debtor's property. In addition, our attorneys are experienced in turnover statute litigation to force debtors to turn non-exempt assets over to the court for sale to satisfy a judgment.
Seek Experienced Representation
The attorneys Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P., have over 55 years of combined legal experience and are well-acquainted with the issues involved in consumer litigation matters. To schedule a consultation with one of our firm partners, contact Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P. today.