|(a) Any party to a case may file answers, amendments to pleadings (as permitted by this chapter), and motions that conform to the requirements of this chapter. Any amendment that operates as a surprise to any other party may be allowed only upon a written motion showing no harm will result. Failure to file an answer shall in no case result in a default judgment. (b) The filing of motions, answers, amended pleadings, and corrected pleadings shall not be permitted to delay any hearing unless the executive director, board of trustees, or administrative law judge determines that such delay is necessary in order to prevent injustice or to protect the public interest and welfare.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §43.13 adopted to be effective April 20, 1988, 13 TexReg 1672; amended to be effective June 9, 1999, 24 TexReg 4249; amended to be effective March 12, 2003, 28 TexReg 2115