8422. Adjournments

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    1. A party who decides to request an adjournment of a hearing on the merits must immediately so advise the other parties and the National Hearing Coordinator in writing. 

    2. If the other parties consent to the request for an adjournment, the requesting party may serve and file a written request for the adjournment stating that it is made on consent, and a hearing panel may: 

      1. refuse the request, 

      2. reschedule the hearing without a hearing on the request, or 

      3. require a hearing on the request. 

    3. If the parties do not consent to a request for an adjournment, the requesting party must bring a motion as soon as possible and the notice of motion must contain: 

      1. the reasons for the adjournment, 

      2. the length of time requested for the adjournment, and 

      3. if the motion is brought fewer than 40 days before the date of the hearing, a request for an abridgement of the times specified in section 8413, if necessary. 

    4. If a motion requesting an adjournment cannot be heard at least 20 days before the date for the commencement of the hearing and the parties do not consent, the motion must be heard at the commencement of the hearing and the requesting party must be prepared to proceed if the motion is denied. 

    5. A hearing panel may grant or deny an adjournment on any terms and conditions it considers just.

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