Signing a civil demand letter in Texas?
Gary Churak's Answer
Let’s back up. You really don’t sign a civil demand letter. What happens is there is a statue in Texas that allows stores to seek restitution for their alleged damages as a result of shoplifting. Basically, these stores have got together with some collection attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States that kick out these civil restitution demand letters asking anywhere from $250 to $500 for the shoplifting restitution. My advice to clients is throwing it in the trash. They will never take any more action on it than send you a couple of letters.