16 CFR 3.11 - Commencement of proceedings.

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§ 3.11 Commencement of proceedings.

(a)Complaint. Except as provided in § 3.13, an adjudicative proceeding is commenced when an affirmative vote is taken by the Commission to issue a complaint.

(b)Form of complaint. The Commission's complaint shall contain the following:

(1) Recital of the legal authority and jurisdiction for institution of the proceeding, with specific designation of the statutory provisions alleged to have been violated;

(2) A clear and concise factual statement sufficient to inform each respondent with reasonable definiteness of the type of acts or practices alleged to be in violation of the law;

(3) Where practical, a form of order which the Commission has reason to believe should issue if the facts are found to be as alleged in the complaint; and

(4) Notice of the specific date, time and place for the evidentiary hearing. Unless a different date is determined by the Commission, the date of the evidentiary hearing shall be 5 months from the date of the administrative complaint in a proceeding in which the Commission, in an ancillary proceeding, has sought or is seeking relief pursuant to Section 13(b) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 53(b), and 8 months from the date of issuance of the administrative complaint in all other proceedings.

[ 74 FR 1820, Jan. 13, 2009]

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Title 16 published on 02-Mar-2018 03:35

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR Part 3 after this date.

  • 2015-05-06; vol. 80 # 87 - Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    1. 80 FR 25940 - Revisions to Rules of Practice
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      Final rules.
      Effective date: These rule revisions are effective on May 12, 2015 and will govern all Commission adjudicatory proceedings that are commenced after that date. They will also govern all Commission adjudicatory proceedings that are pending on May 12, 2015, unless otherwise ordered by the Commission.
      16 CFR Parts 3 and 4