§ 71.1 Purpose
§ 71.2 Definitions
§ 71.3 Basis for civil penalties and assessments
§ 71.4 Investigation
§ 71.5 Review by the reviewing official
§ 71.6 Prerequisites for issuing a complaint
§ 71.7 Complaint
§ 71.8 Service of complaint
§ 71.9 Answer
§ 71.10 Default upon failure to file an answer
§ 71.11 Referral of complaint and answer to the ALJ
§ 71.12 Notice of hearing
§ 71.13 Parties to the hearing
§ 71.14 Separation of functions
§ 71.15 Ex parte contacts
§ 71.16 Disqualification of reviewing official or ALJ
§ 71.17 Rights of parties
§ 71.18 Authority of the ALJ
§ 71.19 Prehearing conferences
§ 71.20 Disclosure of documents
§ 71.21 Discovery
§ 71.22 Exchange of witness lists, statements, and exhibits
§ 71.23 Subpoenas for attendance at hearing
§ 71.24 Protective order
§ 71.25 Fees
§ 71.26 Form, filing and service of papers
§ 71.27 Computation of time
§ 71.28 Motions
§ 71.29 Sanctions
§ 71.30 The hearing and burden of proof
§ 71.31 Determining the amount of penalties and assessments
§ 71.32 Location of hearing
§ 71.33 Witnesses
§ 71.34 Evidence
§ 71.35 The record
§ 71.36 Post-hearing briefs
§ 71.37 Initial decision
§ 71.38 Reconsideration of initial decision
§ 71.39 Appeal to authority head
§ 71.40 Stays ordered by the Department of Justice
§ 71.41 Stay pending appeal
§ 71.42 Judicial review
§ 71.43 Collection of civil penalties and assessments
§ 71.44 Right to administrative offset
§ 71.45 Deposit in Treasury of the United States
§ 71.46 Compromise or settlement
§ 71.47 Limitations

Terms Used In CFR > Title 28 > Chapter I > Part 71 > Subpart A

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.