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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 6OFFICE OF INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL
CHAPTER 276GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER BOMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
RULE §276.13Ombudsman Program Ethics Code of Conduct

(a) Definition. Groundless--no basis in law or fact and not warranted by a good faith argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law.

(b) The Office of Injured Employee Counsel Ombudsmen shall adhere to the ethical standards as reflected in Rule 13 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure in that groundless factual or legal assertions will not be made by the Ombudsman. Groundless factual or legal assertions that might be made by an injured employee or other person without the foreknowledge of the Ombudsman are not included in this prohibition. This shall not be construed as a limitation to Texas Labor Code §404.101 in the pursuit of valid claims or issues.


Source Note: The provisions of this §276.13 adopted to be effective September 11, 2011, 36 TexReg 5924

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