Motion for Summary Determination
(1)Not less than 28 calendar days before the date set for hearing, the agency or a party may file a motion requesting a ruling in favor of the agency or party on any or all legal issues (including claims and defenses) in the contested case. The motion, accompanied by any affidavits or other supporting documents, shall be served on the agency and parties in the manner required by OAR 137-003-0520 (Filing and Providing Copies of Documents in Contested Case).
(2)Within 14 calendar days after service of the motion, the agency or a party may file a response to the motion. The response may be accompanied by affidavits or other supporting documents and shall be served on the agency and parties in the manner required by OAR 137-003-0520 (Filing and Providing Copies of Documents in Contested Case).
(3)The administrative law judge may establish longer or shorter periods than those under section (1) and (2) of this rule for the filing of motions and responses.
(4)The agency by rule may elect not to make available this process for summary determination.
(5)The party and the agency may stipulate to a record, including a record limited to documents, upon which a summary determination shall be made.
(6)The administrative law judge shall grant the motion for a summary determination if:
(a)The pleadings, affidavits, supporting documents (including any interrogatories and admissions) and the record in the contested case show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact that is relevant to resolution of the legal issue as to which a decision is sought; and
(b)The agency or party filing the motion is entitled to a favorable ruling as a matter of law.
(7)The administrative law judge shall consider all evidence in a manner most favorable to the non-moving party or non-moving agency.
(8)Each party or the agency has the burden of producing evidence on any issue relevant to the motion as to which that party or the agency would have the burden of persuasion at the contested case hearing.
(9)A party or the agency may satisfy the burden of producing evidence through affidavits. Affidavits shall be made on personal knowledge, establish that the affiant is competent to testify to the matters stated therein and contain facts that would be admissible at the hearing.
(10)When a motion for summary determination is made and supported as provided in this rule, a non-moving party or non-moving agency may not rest upon the mere allegations or denials contained in that party’s or agency’s notice or answer, if any. When a motion for summary determination is made and supported as provided in this rule, the administrative law judge or the agency must explain the requirements for filing a response to any unrepresented party or parties.
(11)The administrative law judge’s ruling may be rendered on a single issue and need not resolve all issues in the contested case.
(12)If the administrative law judge’s ruling on the motion resolves all issues in the contested case, the administrative law judge shall issue a proposed order in accordance with OAR 137-003-0645 (Proposed Orders in Contested Cases) incorporating that ruling or a final order in accordance with 137-003-0665 (Final Orders in Contested Cases) if the administrative law judge has authority to issue a final order without first issuing a proposed order.
Rule 137-003-0580 — Motion for Summary Determination,