Except as otherwise provided in rules 4901-1-23 and 4901-1-24 of the Administrative Code, and unless otherwise ordered for good cause shown, discovery requests and responses shall be served upon all parties but shall not be filed with the commission. Discovery requests and responses shall be served upon staff counsel if staff is participating in the proceeding. For purposes of this rule, the term "response" includes written responses or objections to interrogatories served under rule 4901-1-19 of the Administrative Code, written responses or objections to requests for the production of documents or tangible things or requests for permission to enter upon land or other property served under rule 4901-1-20 of the Administrative Code, and written responses or objections to requests for admission served under rule 4901-1-22 of the Administrative Code. It does not include any documents or tangible things produced for inspection or copying under rule 4901-1-20 of the Administrative Code. Discovery requests and responses shall be served upon all parties to the proceeding by e-mail, unless otherwise ordered by the commission, legal director, deputy legal director, or attorney examiner. The electronic copy of the discovery requests shall be reasonably useable for word processing and provided by electronic mail, unless other means are agreed to by the parties.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/26/2014 and 03/26/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13
Rule Amplifies: 4901.13 , 4903.082
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/81, 5/7/07