FCC 1.732 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 1.732 Other required written submissions.
(a) The Commission may, in its discretion, or upon a party's motion
showing good cause, require the parties to file briefs summarizing the
facts and issues presented in the pleadings and other record evidence.
(b) Unless otherwise directed by the Commission, all briefs shall
include all legal and factual claims and defenses previously set forth
in the complaint, answer, or any other pleading submitted in the
proceeding. Claims and defenses previously made but not reflected in
the briefs will be deemed abandoned. The Commission may, in its
discretion, limit the scope of any briefs to certain subjects or
issues. A party shall attach to its brief copies of all documents, data
compilations, tangible things, and affidavits upon which such party
relies or intends to rely to support the facts alleged and legal
arguments made in its brief and such brief shall contain a full
explanation of how each attachment is relevant to the issues and
matters in dispute. All such attachments to a brief shall be documents,
data compilations or tangible things, or affidavits made by persons,
that were identified by any party in its information designations filed
pursuant to § § 1.721(a)(10)(i), (a)(10)(ii), 1.724(f)(1), (f)(2), and
1.726(d)(1), (d)(2). Any other supporting documentation or affidavits
that is attached to a brief must be accompanied by a full explanation
of the relevance of such materials and why such materials were not
identified in the information designations. These briefs shall contain
the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law which the filing
party is urging the Commission to adopt, with specific citation to the
record, and supporting relevant authority and analysis.
(c) In cases in which discovery is not conducted, absent an order by
the Commission that briefs be filed, parties may not submit briefs. If
the Commission does authorize the filing of briefs in cases in which
discovery is not conducted, briefs shall be filed concurrently by both
the complainant and defendant at such time as designated by the
Commission staff and in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(d) In cases in which discovery is conducted, briefs shall be filed
concurrently by both the complainant and defendant at such time
designated by the Commission staff.
(e) Briefs containing information which is claimed by an opposing or
third party to be proprietary under § 1.731 shall be submitted to the
Commission in confidence pursuant to the requirements of § 0.459 of
this chapter and clearly marked “Not for Public Inspection.” An edited
version removing all proprietary data shall also be filed with the
Commission for inclusion in the public file. Edited versions shall be
filed within five days from the date the unedited brief is submitted,
and served on opposing parties.
(f) Initial briefs shall be no longer than twenty-five pages. Reply
briefs shall be no longer than ten pages. Either on its own motion or
upon proper motion by a party, the Commission staff may establish other
page limits for briefs.
(g) The Commission may require the parties to submit any additional
information it deems appropriate for a full, fair, and expeditious
resolution of the proceeding, including affidavits and exhibits.
(h) The parties shall submit a joint statement of stipulated facts,
disputed facts, and key legal issues no later than two business days
prior to the initial status conference, scheduled in accordance with
the provisions of § 1.733(a).
[ 53 FR 11855 , Apr. 11, 1988. Redesignated and amended at 58 FR 25573 ,
Apr. 27, 1993; 63 FR 1039 , Jan. 7, 1998]
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