If a party or other person required to attend a mediated settlement conference fails to attend without good cause, the presiding Administrative Law Judge may impose upon the party or person any appropriate monetary sanction including, but not limited to, the payment of fines, attorneys fees, mediator fees, expenses and loss of earnings incurred by persons attending the conference as authorized by G.S. 150B-33(b)(8) or (10).  A party seeking sanctions against another party or person shall do so in a written motion stating the grounds for the motion and the relief sought.  The motion shall be served upon all parties and on any person against whom sanctions are being sought.  If the presiding Administrative Law Judge imposes sanctions, it shall do so, after notice and a hearing, in a written order, making findings of fact supported by substantial evidence and conclusions of law.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 7A-751(a); 150B‑23.1;

Eff. February 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2009; April 1, 2001;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.