02-031 C.M.R. ch. 350, § 11 - Prehearing conferences

A. General. The Superintendent may hold a prehearing conference for any purpose that may expedite the orderly conduct and disposition of a proceeding, including but not limited to formulating or simplifying the issues, considering motions, establishing discovery schedules, resolving discovery disputes, arranging for exchange of proposed exhibits or prefiled testimony, identifying witnesses or providing for procedures to be followed at the hearing. In cases where he deems it advisable, the Superintendent may hold more than one prehearing conference with respect to a proceeding.
B. Notice. Notice of a prehearing conference shall be given either in the notice of hearing or pursuant to Section 8 B of these rules.
C. Prehearing Memoranda. The Superintendent may require the filing of prehearing memoranda before or after a prehearing conference, or both, as he deems appropriate. The contents and order of filing of these memoranda shall be specified in an order issued by the Superintendent.
D. Prehearing Order. The Superintendent may issue an order based upon a prehearing conference or prehearing memoranda which will control the course of subsequent proceedings. Modification of such order may be allowed at the hearing by the Superintendent but only for good cause shown or to prevent manifest injustice.


02-031 C.M.R. ch. 350, § 11

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