FCC 1.956 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 1.956 Settlement conferences.
Parties are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution procedures
to settle disputes. See subpart E of this part. In any contested
proceeding, the Commission, in its discretion, may direct the parties
or their attorneys to appear before it for a conference.
(a) The purposes of such conferences are:
(1) To obtain admissions of fact or stipulations between the parties as
to any or all of the matters in controversy;
(2) To consider the necessity for or desirability of amendments to the
pleadings, or of additional pleadings or evidentiary submissions;
(3) To consider simplification or narrowing of the issues;
(4) To encourage settlement of the matters in controversy by agreement
between the parties; and
(5) To consider other matters that may aid in the resolution of the
(b) Conferences are scheduled by the Commission at a time and place it
may designate, to be conducted in person or by telephone conference
(c) The failure of any party or attorney, following reasonable notice,
to appear at a scheduled conference will be deemed a failure to
prosecute, subjecting that party's application or petition to dismissal
by the Commission.
[ 63 FR 68935 , Dec. 14, 1998]
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