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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Order to Show Cause

In the event a party is required by the Michigan Compensation Disability Act to file an item with the Commission and fails to do so on a timely basis, the Commission may dismiss that party's appeal or cross-appeal or may enter an Order to Show Cause as to why the appeal should not be dismissed and require the party to respond within 14 calendar days from the mailed date of such order. Opposing parties will be allowed 14 calendar days from the filing to respond. The Commission will consider whatever is filed and issue an order accordingly.

The Commission will not offer a 14 day opportunity to request reconsideration after dismissing an appeal following disposition pursuant to a show cause order.

In addition, orders entered by the Commission will refer to calendar days, not business days, and it is expected that the days will be in multiples of seven.