New Texas Administrative Hearing Rules Go Into Effect

Law360, Dallas (July 16, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- New Texas administrative hearing procedure rules became effective Tuesday, allowing administrative judges to grant summary disposition without evidentiary merits hearings, grant partial summary disposition and clarify the evidentiary standards for summary disposition hearings.

The State Office of Administrative Hearings on Friday published clarifications to the rules in the Texas Register, updating the guidelines that were first released in March. Responding to comments and questions submitted in March and April, SOAH updated the rules to make clear it won’t accept “no-evidence” summary disposition motions akin to summary...
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