4901-1-30 Stipulations.

(A) Any two or more parties may enter into a written or oral stipulation concerning issues of fact, the authenticity of documents, or the proposed resolution of some or all of the issues in a proceeding.

(B) A written stipulation must be signed by all of the parties joining therein, and must be filed with the commission and served upon all parties to the proceeding.

(C) An oral stipulation may be made only during a public hearing or record prehearing conference, and all parties joining in such a stipulation must acknowledge their agreement thereto on the record. The commission or the presiding hearing officer may require that an oral stipulation be reduced to writing and filed and served in accordance with paragraph (B) of this rule.

(D) Unless otherwise ordered, parties who file a full or partial written stipulation or make an oral stipulation must file or provide the testimony of at least one signatory party that supports the stipulation. Parties that do not join the stipulation may offer evidence and/or argument in opposition.

(E) No stipulation shall be considered binding upon the commission.

Effective: 06/15/2014
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
Prior Effective Dates: 1/20/63, 3/1/81