Utah Admin. Code R655-6-6 - Pleadings

A. Pleadings before the Presiding Officer for administrative hearings may consist of a notice of agency action, a request for agency action, responses, protests, answers to protests, responses to answers, motions together with affidavits, briefs, memoranda of law and fact in support thereof, requests for reconsideration, and other pleadings as allowed by Title 63G, Chapter 4.
B. Motions may be submitted for the Presiding Officer's decision on either written or oral argument, and the filing of affidavits in support or contravention thereof may be permitted. Any written motion may be accompanied by a supporting memorandum of fact and law.
C. Amendments to Pleadings.

The Presiding Officer may allow pleadings to be amended or corrected, and defects which do not affect substantial rights of the parties may be disregarded; provided, however, that applications and other similar documents which are governed by specific statutory provisions shall be amended only as provided by statute.

D. Service of Pleadings.

Except as otherwise specified in R655-6-5.B.5.c., all persons filing pleadings after the request for agency action or the notice of agency action have been filed shall serve copies of the pleadings by regular mail to all parties or their attorney of record or authorized representative on the date of filing the pleadings with the Division. Service upon any attorney or authorized representative constitutes service on the represented party. Service shall be deemed complete on the date of mailing.

E. Post-Hearing Pleadings.

Before or after a hearing is concluded, any party may seek permission from, or may be asked by, the Presiding Officer to file a memorandum or other information. All other parties shall have 20 days, unless shortened or lengthened by the Presiding Officer, from the date of service within which to file responsive pleadings. The filing of any further post-hearing pleadings shall be by permission of the Presiding Officer.


Utah Admin. Code R655-6-6

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