What Is A Lemon Law Hearing?
Presenting a case to the ALJ is somewhat like appearing before a judge of a smallclaims court. There are certain legal procedures that a judge must follow. The ALJ will relax the rules as much as possible, but the process is subject to the Texas Administrative Procedure Act, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and the Texas Rules of Evidence.
When a hearing is needed, TxDOT`s goal is to hold it and issue a decision within 150 days after receiving the complaint and filing fee. If the 150day period expires without a decision, the consumer has the right to use the Lemon Law in court as though the Lemon Law process were complete.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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- How Do I Prove My Case?
- Who Is Involved In The Hearing?
- What Will Happen At The Hearing?
- What Happens If I Win?
- What If I'm Not Satisfied?
- What Are My Other Options?
- Where Can I Get More Information?