Time shall be computed in the manner set forth in Ohio Civil Rule 6(a), (c) and (e).
(B) Extension of time; Continuance.
- Before a continuance is granted by the commission, the party seeking the continuance shall request the consent of the other party for such continuance. If the parties mutually agree on the continuance, the parties shall submit a joint motion for continuance, in writing, which will be considered by the commission. If there is no agreement of the parties, the requesting party shall so state in its motion for a continuance, which shall be made in writing to the commission and which will be considered by the commission.
- No extension of time or continuance will be granted unless timely submitted, in writing, and approved by the staff attorney to the commission, a duly authorized panel, or the full commission. The commission may grant extensions of time in a manner consistent with the provisions of sections 3517.155 And 3517.156 of the Revised Code. Parties appearing before the commission will not be summarily granted any continuance without good cause. At such time as a continuance is granted, the date to which the continuance will be made will be determined and notice will be sent to all parties pursuant to rule 3517-1-03 of the Administrative Code.
- Prior to a hearing on a matter by a panel of the commission or the full commission, staff attorney to the commission shall grant such continuances as may be reasonably granted in accordance with these rules. The chair of a panel of the commission or the chair at a hearing of the full commission may grant continuances as reasonably necessary for proper adjudication of a matter before the respective body.
(C) Hearing, Motions, Subsequent filings.
A hearing on the complaint shall be held at the first available opportunity at a regularly scheduled meeting of a panel of the commission or the full commission, as appropriate, following notice thereof to the parties and/or counsel, unless such notice is waived by all parties and/or counsel to the parties.
Motions and supporting affidavits and/or supporting documents shall be served upon other parties and/or counsel, and filed with the commission no later than seven business days prior to the date set for hearing. Motions for protective orders shall be filed no later than five business days prior to the date set for hearing. Responsive affidavits and documents shall be served upon other parties and/or counsel and filed with the commission no later than three business days prior to the date set for hearing except that responses to motions for protective orders shall be filed no later than three business days prior to the date set for hearing.
- Filings subsequent to the initial complaint or referral.
Unless otherwise allowed by these rules or by staff attorney to the commission, in no event shall any filing made less than three business days prior to the date set for action by a panel of the commission or the full commission be considered by such panel or the full commission in its deliberations.