BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

 

 

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ORDER GIVING NOTICE OF CONTESTED CASE
AND ESTABLISHING A DEADLINE FOR ANSWERS

 

 

Issue Date:October 22, 2012††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Effective date:October 22, 2012

††††††††† The Commission is giving notice of a complaint and contested case, and directing the Respondents to file answers. ††A copy of the complaint is attached.

††††††††† On October 16, 2012, the Commissionís Staff filed this complaint.A copy of the complaint is enclosed.The filing of a complaint requires the Commission to set a hearing.[1] The requirement of a hearing on such issues signifies a contested case.[2] A contested case is a formal hearing procedure, but it allows for waiver of procedural formalities and a decision without a hearing,[3] including by stipulation and agreement.[4] The Commissionís rules of discovery are set forth at 4 CSR 240-2.090.

 

 

††††††††† THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:

1.          The Commissionís Data Center shall send, by certified mail, a copy of this notice and order, and a copy of the complaint, to the legal departments of all of the Respondents.

2.          The Respondents shall file answers to the complaint no later than November 21, 2012.

3.          This order is effective upon issuance.

 

BY THE COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

Steven C. Reed

Secretary

 

( S E A L )

 

Harold Stearley, Deputy Chief Regulatory

Law Judge, by delegation of authority

pursuant to Section 388.240, RSMo 2000.

 

Dated at Jefferson City, Missouri,

on this 22nd day of October, 2012.



[1] Section 386.390.5, RSMo 2000.

[2] Section 536.010(4), RSMo Cum. Supp. 2010.

[3] Section 536.060, RSMo 2000.

[4] 4 CSR 240-2.115.