R 205.1315 TransfersRule 315
(1) Not less than 14 days before a hearing, a party or intervenor, by motion and notice to the opposing party or parties, may, by motion, request a transfer of the proceedings from the small claims division to the entire tribunal. If the motion is filed with the tribunal after the notice of hearing in the proceeding has been issued by the tribunal, then the parties shall appear at the hearing and be prepared to conduct the hearing, unless otherwise ordered by the tribunal. If the request is granted, the moving party shall pay the reasonable expenses incurred by the other parties incidental to the transfer and any costs resulting from subsequent appeals.
(2) With the permission of the petitioner, the tribunal may refer a proceeding to the entire tribunal for a decision.
History: 1996 MR 4, Eff. May 2, 1996.