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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §4.8Expert Witnesses

(a) Under Texas Education Code, §61.0815, the president of an institution of higher education shall file a written report with the Board regarding members of the faculty or professional staff who received compensation for serving as consulting or testifying expert witnesses during the prior fiscal year in lawsuits in which the state is a party.

(b) The report shall be filed with the Board no later than September 30 of each year and shall contain:

  (1) the number of hours spent by faculty or professional staff members serving as consulting or testifying expert witnesses during the prior fiscal year;

  (2) the names of the parties, cause number and county where the cause is filed, for each case in which qualifying expert witness services was rendered; and

  (3) the outcome of the case, including the amount of:

    (A) any judgment entered against the state;

    (B) any prejudgment or postjudgment interest awarded against the state; and

    (C) any attorney's fees of another party ordered to be paid by the state.

(c) The information regarding the number of hours spent by faculty or staff serving as consulting or testifying expert witnesses shall be reported to the Board in the aggregate without identifying specific individuals.

(d) In the event an institution cannot provide the information specified in subsection (b) of this section, the Texas Attorney General's Office shall be requested to provide the information to the Board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.8 adopted to be effective May 27, 2003, 28 TexReg 4107

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