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Texas Pleadings

Texas v. Agripino
Petition

Allegations: (1) Tex UDTPA, (2) Tex. Notary Statute. There does not appear to have been a written representation in this case. Complaint indicates that it was false or deceptive practice to provide services without possessing proper qualification, and that it was a false or deceptive practice to fail to disclose that defendant was not qualified.  
Texas v. Armendariz
Armendariz Criminal Complaint
Armendariz Criminal Complaint
Exterior Example Armendariz Oro Store
Texas AG Press Release Armendariz Court ordered defendant to pay $292,000 in fines and restitution. 
Texas v. Diaz
111405 Diaz Judgement
Default Judgment: Permanent injunction; $224,228 for attorneys fees and court costs; $683,000 restitution (683 individuals) 
Flyer Sample of flyer used by notario. 
Petition and Application for TRO  Petition and Application for TRO 
Texas v. Escalante
Texas AG Press Release
 
Texas v. Escalante: Petition and Application for TRO  Texas v. Escalante: Original Petition and Application for TRO 
TRO Escalante Ex parte TRO  
Texas v. Rodriguez
Attorney General Press Release
 
Business Interior Photo  
Rodriguez Business Card Example  
Texas v. Rodriguez: Original Petition and Application for TRO  Texas v. Rodriguez: Petition and Application for TRO 

Texas v. Sandoval & Ramirez
Agreed Judgement and Preliminary Injunction Sandoval

Agreed Final Judgment: Injunction, $500 civil penalty, $500 attorneys fees, restitution. Judgment was reduced based upon financial hardship. Original penalty / fee was $45,000. 
Agreed Judgement and Preliminary Injunction Against Ramirez Agreed Final Judgment: Injunction; Restitution; $2,500 civil penalty; $7,500 attorneys fees  
Example Deceptive Ad  
Original Petition Against Ramirez  
Original Petition Against Sandoval  

Texas v. Thomas
Jury Verdict

Jury found defendants acquired ~$920,000 ($469,416 each) through misleading practices. Assessed $40,000 civil penalty. Assessed $44,000 in attorneys' fees. 
Press Release  

Texas v. Uresti
Judgement and Permanent Injunction

Defendant answered but did not appear at trial. Trial was conducted ex parte. Permanent injunction, $104,738 restitution, $75,000 civil penalties, $12,000 reasonable attorneys fees. 
Petition and Application for TRO  
Press Release  

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