R 792.10289 Exceptions; filing of exceptions; "good cause" defined; service of exceptions; location of rehearing.Rule 289. (
1) A party may submit exceptions to a decision by a referee or an administrative law judge, other than tribunal member, by filing the exceptions with the tribunal and serving a copy on the opposing party or parties within 20 days of the entry of the decision. The exceptions are limited to the evidence submitted prior to or otherwise admitted at the hearing and any matter addressed in the proposed opinion and judgment and shall demonstrate good cause as to why the decision should be adopted, modified, or a rehearing held. For purposes of this subrule, "good cause" means error of law, mistake of fact, fraud, or any other reason the tribunal considers sufficient and material.
(2) The opposing party or parties may file and serve a response to the exceptions within 14 days of the service of the exceptions on that party.
(3) Service of the exceptions or response shall be made on the opposing party or parties unless an attorney or authorized representative has entered an appearance in the proceeding on behalf of that opposing party or parties and then service shall be made on the attorney or authorized representative.
(4) The party who files exceptions or a response shall also file with the tribunal, or include as a part of the exceptions or response, a statement attesting to the service of the exceptions or response on the opposing party or parties or their attorney or authorized representative. The statement shall specify who was served with the exceptions or response and the date and method by which the exceptions or response was served.
(5) A rehearing, if held, shall be conducted by a tribunal member in a manner to be determined by the tribunal and may be limited to the evidence considered at the hearing.