Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-1-219 - General requirements relating to pleadings and other papers

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

Except as otherwise provided in K.A.R. 82-1-231, each pleading shall contain the formal parts and meet the requirements specified in this regulation.

(a) Caption. The caption of a pleading shall include the heading, the descriptive title of the docket, and the docket number assigned to the matter by the executive director of the commission.
(1) Heading. Each pleading shall contain the heading "BEFORE THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS" which shall be centered at the top of the first page of the pleading.
(2) Descriptive title. Immediately beneath the heading, and to the left of the center of the page, shall be the descriptive title of the docket. This title shall begin with the words "In the matter of" and shall be followed by a concise statement of the matter presented to the commission for its determination, including, if appropriate, a brief description of the order, authorization, permission, or certificate sought by the party initiating the docket. The name of the party initiating the docket and the names of all other parties to whom the initial pleading is directed shall be stated in the descriptive title, followed by a designation of each party's status in the proceeding. These designations shall include applicant, complainant, defendant, and respondent.
(3) Docket number. Upon the filing of the initial pleading in a docket, a docket number shall be assigned by the executive director of the commission, which shall be placed immediately to the right of the docket title. All pleadings filed in the docket after the formal initiation of the matter shall bear the same caption as that of the original pleading.
(b) Pleading title. The title of the pleading shall be centered immediately beneath the caption and shall describe the pleading contained in the numbered paragraphs that follow.
(c) Numbered paragraphs. Following the title of the pleading, the pertinent allegations of fact and law, in compliance with these regulations, shall be set forth in numbered paragraphs.
(d) Numbered pages. Beginning with the second page of the pleading, each page of the pleading shall be numbered consecutively.
(e) The prayer. The numbered paragraphs of the pleading shall be followed by the prayer, which shall be a concise and complete statement of all relief sought by the pleader. The prayer shall be brief, but shall be complete so that an order granting the prayer includes all of the relief desired and requested by the pleader.
(f) Subscription. Each pleading shall be personally subscribed or executed by one of the following methods:
(1) By the party making the same or by one of the parties, if there is more than one party;
(2) by an officer of the party, if the party is a corporation or association; or
(3) for the party, by its attorney. The names and the addresses of all parties shall appear either in the subscription or elsewhere in the pleading. The name, address, telephone number, and telefacsimile number of the attorney for the party who is the pleader shall appear either in the subscription or immediately below it. Abbreviations of names and addresses shall not be used.
(g) Verification. Each pleading shall be verified by the party or by the party's attorney, if the attorney has actual knowledge of the truth of the statements in the pleading or reasonable grounds to believe that the statements are true. Each pleading shall be verified upon affirmation that meets the requirements of K.S.A. 54-104, and amendments thereto. Any pleading by a corporation or an association may be verified by an officer or director of the corporation or association. Written verification may be waived by the commission by order at its discretion.
(h) Certificate of service. Whenever service of a pleading is required by these regulations, the party responsible for effecting service shall endorse a certificate of service upon the pleading to show compliance with these regulations. The certificate shall show service by any method authorized by K.A.R. 82-1-216 .
(i) Form. Each pleading shall be typewritten on paper that is 81/2" wide and 11" long. The left-hand margin shall not be less than one inch wide. The impression shall be on only one side of the paper and shall be double-spaced, except that lengthy quotations may be single-spaced and indented. Photocopies of the pleading may be filed.
(j) Rejection of document. Each document that contains defamatory, scurrilous, or unethical language shall be rejected and returned to the party filing the document. Papers, correspondence, or pleadings or any copies of papers, correspondence, or pleadings that are not clearly legible shall be rejected and returned to the party filing the document.
(k) Amendments. The amendment of any pleading may be allowed by the commission at its discretion, either by replacement of the original pleading with an amended version of it or by interlineations or deletion of material on the original pleading.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-1-219
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 66-106; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended Feb. 15, 1977; amended July 23, 1990; amended Oct. 10, 2003; amended July 23, 2010.

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