N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-11.1 - Pleadings enumerated and defined

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Pleadings before the Commission shall be orders to show cause, complaints, answers, petitions, and motions, which for purposes of these rules are defined as follows:
1. "Orders to show cause" means orders issued by the Director on behalf of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission compelling the persons to whom the order is directed to appear and show cause before the Commission why certain actions, including but not limited to the imposition of sanctions, should not be taken by the Commission pursuant to the Real Estate Licensing Act, 45:15-1 et seq. and the rules promulgated thereunder.
2. "Complaint" means a filing by the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey alleging violations of one or more of the provisions of 45:15-1 et seq. and/or of the Commission's rules.
3. "Answer" means the pleading filed by a licensee or other party against whom an order to show cause or complaint is directed which sets forth the respondent's position with the respect to each factual and legal allegation in the order or complaint and specifies all affirmative defenses raised by the respondent.
4. "Petition" means the pleading filed by an interested person to request a rulemaking action or declaratory ruling by the Commission or the pleading filed by an interested person seeking to intervene in any rulemaking or declaratory ruling proceeding.
5. "Motion" means the application filed incidental to an action before the Commission for the purpose of obtaining a ruling or order directing that some action be taken in favor of the movant.
(b) Documents, affidavits or other evidentiary matter submitted with or attached to a pleading other than a motion shall not be deemed evidentiary. Such materials must be offered into evidence at a hearing and admitted as such in order to be considered as part of the evidentiary record.


N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-11.1

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