49-13 PROCEDURE ON COMPLAINTS TO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
PROCEDURE ON COMPLAINTS TO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Application to commission by interested party--Direct damage unnecessary--Rules prescribing form and procedure for complaints.
Complaint to commission or suit by private person--Election of remedies.
Compliance by telecommunications company or carrier as exoneration only
for particular violation complained of.
Investigation of complaint--Inquiry without complaint.
Authority of commission on inquiry without complaint.
Record--Contents--Transcript of evidence.
Hearing before any commissioner.
Corporations and business entities may appear without counsel in certain
49-13-10 to 49-13-12. Repealed.
Proof of violation--Determination of just rate--Cease and desist order--Duty
of telecommunications company or motor carrier to comply.
Determination of damages--Order directing payment.
Violations by telecommunications company or motor carrier--Civil liability--Double liability upon suit--Attorney's fees.
Necessity for demand before suit.
Presumption of validity of order--Burden to prove invalidity.
Failure to obey order--Application to court for mandamus--Order directing
payment of money excepted.
Issuance of mandamus or other proper process.
Enforcement of mandamus or other proper process for failure to obey.
Money judgment for default in compliance--Disposition of money.
Recovery of moneys by attachment or execution--Appeal to Supreme Court.
Security on appeal by commission not required--Appeal as not staying court
order--Costs and attorney's fees.
Prosecution of action by attorney general--Assistance of state's attorney--Costs and expenses.
Noncompliance with order for payment of money--Petition in court--Civil
action procedure applicable--Exceptions.
Commission proceedings as evidence in trial--Report and order of
commission as prima facie evidence.
Plaintiff not liable for costs--Supreme Court proceedings--Attorney's fees.
Joinder of parties--Service of process--Venue of service--Judgment in case
of joint parties.