Rule 4901-1-31 | Briefs and memoranda.
(A) In addition to those instances in which this chapter specifically allows the filing of memoranda, the commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or an attorney examiner may, upon motion of any party or upon their own motion, permit or require the filing of briefs or memoranda at any time during a proceeding. Such briefs or memoranda may, in the discretion of the commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or the attorney examiner, be limited to one or more specific issues.
(B) All briefs and memoranda which are greater than ten pages and which address more than one proposition or issue shall contain a table of contents which shall include the propositions or issues discussed within the brief or memorandum. If requested by the commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or an attorney examiner, all parties shall include within their initial brief a section entitled "statement of issues." This section shall list all issues that the party requests that the commission address in its opinion and order. The commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or the attorney examiner may impose other requirements or limitations concerning the length or form of briefs or memoranda.
(C) If unreported decisions, other than decisions of the commission, are cited, copies of such decisions shall be attached to the brief or memorandum and shall be furnished to all parties. Failure to comply with this requirement may be grounds for striking the brief or memorandum.
(D) In long-term forecast report proceedings, the record shall be considered closed for purposes of division (F) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code upon the filing of the final round of briefs.