Unless otherwise determined by the commission, legal director, deputy legal director, or attorney examiner, discovery in "ETP" proceedings shall be conducted in the following expedited manner:
(A) Responses to written discovery requests (requests for admissions, requests for production of documents, and interrogatories) shall be served within ten calendar days of the date on which the requests were served.
(B) No written discovery requests (requests for admissions, requests for production of documents, and interrogatories) shall be served after the thirty-first day prior to the start of any evidentiary hearing.
(C) Responses to discovery-related motions shall be filed with the commission within five calendar days. No replies to the responses shall be filed.
(D) The attorney examiner shall be available for telephone conferences to resolve discovery disputes.
Also, to assist the discovery process, parties should prioritize their discovery requests and use electronic means, to the maximum extent possible, for service of discovery requests, motions, and responses. Finally, the parties should coordinate the deposition of witnesses.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/02/2004 and 11/30/2008
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06
Rule Amplifies: 4928.32(A)
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/00