Paul E. Kuntz; License Denial; Doc No. AG00-10-001
[30 Pa.B. 5597]
A prehearing telephone conference initiated by the Administrative Hearings Office shall occur on November 1, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. The proceedings in this matter will be governed by 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501--508 and 701--704 (relating to the Administrative Agency Law) and 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to the General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure) and the Insurance Department's Special Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure, 31 Pa. Code Chapter 56. A hearing shall occur on November 15, 2000 at 10 a.m. At the prehearing telephone conference, the parties shall be prepared to discuss settlement, stipulations, witnesses and the documents anticipated for use at the hearing, estimated time for the hearing, special evidentiary or legal issues and other matters relevant to the orderly, efficient and just resolution of this matter. On or before October 20, 2000, each party shall file with the Administrative Hearings Office a prehearing statement which shall contain (1) a comprehensive statement of undisputed facts to be stipulated between the parties; (2) a statement of additional contended facts; (3) names and address of witnesses along with the specialties of experts to be called; (4) a list of documents to be used at the hearing; (5) special evidentiary or other legal issues; and (6) the estimated time for that party's case. Contemporaneously with service of the prehearing statement on the opposing party, each party shall supply the other with a copy of any report generated by an expert witness designated on the prehearing statement. Any report subsequently received from a party's expert witness prior to hearing shall be supplied to the other party within 2 business days. Copies of expert reports need not be filed with the Administrative Hearings Office. Except as established at the prehearing conference, both parties shall appear at the scheduled hearing, if necessary, prepared to offer all relevant testimony or other evidence. Each party must bring documents, photographs, drawings, claims, files, witnesses, and the like necessary to support the party's case. A party intending to offer documents or photographs into evidence shall bring enough copies for the record and for each opposing party. Motions preliminary to those at hearing, protests, petitions to intervene, or notices of intervention, if any, must be filed on or before October 20, 2000 with the Docket Clerk, Administrative Hearings Office, Capitol Associates Building, Room 200, 901 North Seventh Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Answers to petitions to intervene, if any, shall be filed on or before October 27, 2000. The Presiding Officer will consider a written request for continuance for the scheduled prehearing telephone conference, for good cause only. Prior to requesting a continuance, a party must contact the opposing party. All continuance requests must indicate whether the opposing party objects to a continuance.
Persons with a disability who wish to attend the above-referenced administrative hearing and require an auxiliary aid service or other accommodations to participate in the hearing, should contact Tracey Pontius, Agency Coordinator at (717) 787-4298.
M. DIANE KOKEN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1884. Filed for public inspection October 27, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]
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