(a) In this section, “consumer protection division” has the meaning assigned by Section 17.45.
(b) A violation of Section 27.01 that relates to the transfer of title to real estate is a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice as defined by Section 17.46(b), and any public remedy under Subchapter E, Chapter 17, is available for a violation of that section.

Terms Used In Texas Business and Commerce Code 27.015

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.

(c) It is the duty of city attorneys to lend the consumer protection division any reasonable assistance requested in the commencement and prosecution of actions under this section.
(d) To the same extent and in the same manner a district or county attorney may institute or prosecute an action under this section, a city attorney may institute or prosecute an action under this section.
(e) If a district, county, or city attorney brings an action under this section, 75 percent of any penalty recovered shall be deposited in the general fund of the county or municipality in which the violation occurred.
(f) This section does not apply to an action to recover damages that is subject to Chapter 27, Property Code.