8428. Settlement hearings 

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    1. If a settlement agreement is made after a notice of hearing has been issued, a settlement hearing must be commenced by a notice of motion. 

    2. If a settlement agreement is made before a notice of hearing is issued, a settlement hearing must be commenced by a notice of application

    3. Enforcement Staff must serve the respondent with, and file, a commencing notice for a settlement hearing and must file copies of the settlement agreement at least seven days prior to the date of the settlement hearing, unless the hearing on the merits has commenced and the hearing panel orders otherwise. 

    4. A commencing notice for a settlement hearing must contain: 

      1. the date, time and location of the settlement hearing

      2. the identity of the respondent

      3. a statement of the purpose of the hearing

      4. the general nature of the allegations addressed by the settlement agreement, and 

      5. whether it is proposed that the settlement hearing be an oral hearing, electronic hearing or written hearing

    5. A settlement agreement must not be open for inspection by the public unless it has been accepted by a hearing panel

    6. At a settlement hearing, facts that are not contained in the settlement agreement must not be disclosed to the hearing panel without the consent of all parties, unless the respondent does not appear, in which case Enforcement Staff may disclose additional relevant facts, if requested by the hearing panel.

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