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Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 1.734 Specifications as to pleadings, briefs, and other documents;
(a) All papers filed in any formal complaint proceeding must be drawn
in conformity with the requirements of § § 1.49 and 1.50.
(b) All averments of claims or defenses in complaints and answers shall
be made in numbered paragraphs. The contents of each paragraph shall be
limited as far as practicable to a statement of a single set of
circumstances. Each claim founded on a separate transaction or
occurrence and each affirmative defense shall be separately stated to
facilitate the clear presentation of the matters set forth.
(c) The original of all pleadings and other submissions filed by any
party shall be signed by the party, or by the party's attorney. The
signing party shall include in the document his or her address,
telephone number, facsimile number and the date on which the document
was signed. Copies should be conformed to the original. Unless
specifically required by rule or statute, pleadings need not be
verified. The signature of an attorney or party shall be a certificate
that the attorney or party has read the pleading, motion, or other
paper; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information, and
belief formed after reasonable inquiry, it is well grounded in fact and
is warranted by existing law or a good faith argument for the
extension, modification, or reversal of existing law; and that it is
not interposed solely for purposes of delay or for any other improper
(d) All proposed orders shall be submitted both as hard copies and on
computer disk formatted to be compatible with the Commission's computer
system and using the Commission's current wordprocessing software. Each
disk should be submitted in "read only" mode. Each disk should be
clearly labelled with the party's name, proceeding, type of pleading,
and date of submission. Each disk should be accompanied by a cover
letter. Parties who have submitted copies of tariffs or reports with
their hard copies need not include such tariffs or reports on the disk.
Upon showing of good cause, the Commission may waive the requirements
of this paragraph.
[ 53 FR 11855 , Apr. 11, 1988. Redesignated at 58 FR 25573 , Apr. 27,
1993, as amended at 63 FR 1040 , Jan. 7, 1998]
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