Tex. Gov't Code Section 2006.015
Determination of Claim


The hearings officer in an administrative adjudicatory proceeding or the court in a civil action shall determine whether the proceeding or action is groundless and brought:


in bad faith; or


for purposes of harassment.


In making the determination, the hearings officer or court shall consider:


the multiplicity of parties;


the complexity of the claims and defenses;


the length of time available to the agency to investigate and conduct discovery; and


affidavits, depositions, and any other relevant matters.


In making a determination, a hearings officer or a court may not consider the amount of damages, civil penalties, fines, taxes, or other monetary recovery sought by the state agency.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 2006.015 — Determination of Claim, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2006.­htm#2006.­015 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2006.015’s source at texas​.gov