SETTLEMENT GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR
MAJOR RATE CASESSTATEMENT OF POLICY
§ 69.401. General.
In the Commissions judgment, the results achieved from a negotiated settlement or stipulation, or both, in which the interested parties have had an opportunity to participate are often preferable to those achieved at the conclusion of a fully litigated proceeding. It is also the Commissions judgment that the public interest will benefit by the adoption of § § 69.40269.406 and this section which establish guidelines and procedures designed to encourage full and partial settlements as well as stipulations in major section 1308(d) general rate increase cases. A partial settlement is a comprehensive resolution of all issues in which less than all interested parties have joined. A stipulation is a resolution of less than all issues in which all or less than all interested parties have joined.
The provisions of this § 69.401 adopted September 2, 1994, effective February 1, 1995, 24 Pa.B. 4485.
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