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FCC 14.38
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  14.38   Formal complaints.

   Formal complaint proceedings alleging a violation of 47 U.S.C. 255,
   617, or 619, or parts 6, 7, or 14 of this chapter, shall be governed by
   the formal complaint rules in subpart E of part 1, § § 1.7201.740.

   (a) Pleadings must be clear, concise, and explicit. All matters
   concerning a claim, defense or requested remedy, including damages,
   should be pleaded fully and with specificity.

   (b) Pleadings must contain facts which, if true, are sufficient to
   constitute a violation of the Act or Commission order or regulation, or
   a defense to such alleged violation.

   (c) Facts must be supported by relevant documentation or affidavit.

   (d) Legal arguments must be supported by appropriate judicial,
   Commission, or statutory authority.

   (e) Opposing authorities must be distinguished.

   (f) Copies must be provided of all non-Commission authorities relied
   upon which are not routinely available in national reporting systems,
   such as unpublished decisions or slip opinions of courts or
   administrative agencies.

   (g) Parties are responsible for the continuing accuracy and
   completeness of all information and supporting authority furnished in a
   pending complaint proceeding. Information submitted, as well as
   relevant legal authorities, must be current and updated as necessary
   and in a timely manner at any time before a decision is rendered on the
   merits of the complaint.

   (h) All statements purporting to summarize or explain Commission orders
   or policies must cite, in standard legal form, the Commission ruling
   upon which such statements are based.

   (i) Pleadings shall identify the name, address, telephone number, and
   facsimile transmission number for either the filing party's attorney
   or, where a party is not represented by an attorney, the filing party.

   [ 76 FR 82389 , Dec. 30, 2011, as amended at  83 FR 44842 , Sept. 4, 2018]


Subpart E—Internet Browsers Built Into Telephones Used With Public Mobile

   Source:  78 FR 30230 , May 22, 2013, unless otherwise noted.


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