(a) (1) Except as provided under subpart V of this part, a reply to a reply is not permitted.
(2) Except as otherwise provided respecting answers ( § 502.64 ), shortened procedure (subpart K of this part), briefs ( § 502.221 ), exceptions ( § 502.227 ), replies to petitions for attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act ( § 502.503(b)(1) ), and the documents specified in paragraph (b) of this section, any party may file and serve a reply to any written motion, pleading, petition, application, etc., permitted under this part within fifteen (15) days after the date of service thereof, unless a shorter period is fixed under § 502.103.
(b) When time permits, replies also may be filed to applications for enlargement of time and postponement of hearing (subpart G of this part), and motions to take depositions ( § 502.201 ).
(c) Replies shall be in writing, shall be verified if verification of original pleading is required, shall be so drawn as to fully and completely advise the parties and the Commission as to the nature of the defense, shall admit or deny specifically and in detail each material allegation of the pleading answered, shall state clearly and concisely the facts and matters of law relied upon, and shall conform to the requirements of subpart H of this part. [Rule 74.]
[49 FR 44369, Nov. 6, 1984, as amended at 52 FR 28264, July 29, 1987; 61 FR 66617, Dec. 18, 1996]
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