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22 Pa. Code § 201.10. Briefs.

§ 201.10. Briefs.

 (a)  After the close of the testimony, the hearing examiner will fix a briefing schedule. Unless otherwise agreed to by all parties and the hearing examiner, the claimant, or other party upon whom rests the burden of proof, shall file the first brief, followed by the brief of the System and a reply brief by the claimant or other party who filed the first brief. Briefs must conform to 1 Pa. Code §  35.192 (relating to content and form of briefs). A party upon whom rests the burden of proof may not be denied the right to file a reply brief. Any party may waive the right to file a brief or reply brief, either on the record, or in writing to the hearing examiner, in either of which events, the hearing examiner will note that fact on the record, deduct the time allotted for the filing of the briefs from the briefing schedule and prepare an opinion and recommendation for the Board without the benefit of a brief on behalf of the party who elected to waive the filing of a brief.

 (b)  Both the claimant and the System shall be entitled to file letter briefs to the hearing examiner. The letter briefs need not conform to 1 Pa. Code § §  35.191 and 35.192 (relating to proceedings in which briefs are to be filed; and content and form of briefs), but the letter briefs may not be more than 3 pages in length.

 (c)  This section supplements 1 Pa. Code § §  35.191 and 35.192.

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