Section 820-1-2-.08 - Complaints (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 820-1-2-.08. Complaints


(a) Complaints may be either informal (see Rule 820-1-2-.09(2) below) or formal. Formal complaints shall be in writing and contain the names of all parties Complainant and Defendant in full and the address of each.

(b) Formal complaints shall be so drawn so as to fully and completely advise the Defendant or the Defendants and the Secretary wherein the provision of the law, rules or regulations have been or will be violated. The complaint shall also state the relief sought.

(c) Each formal complaint and answer thereto, must be accompanied by copies in sufficient numbers to enable the Secretary to serve one (1) copy upon each Defendant and retain four (4) copies for use of the Office of the Secretary of State and its staff.

(2) Informal complaints may be made in any manner which states specifically the cause of complaint. Matters thus presented are, if their nature warrants it, taken up by communication with the parties affected in an endeavor to bring about satisfaction of the complaint without formal hearing. Many complaints are satisfactorily adjusted by this procedure, and it is recommended. When it appears that complaints cannot be adjusted by informal negotiation, Complainants will be notified and the matter closed. Formal complaints may then be filed if Complainants so desire.

(3) All formal complaints must be in writing, signed by the party or his attorney of record.

Author: Charles E. Grainger, Jr.

(New Rule: Filed January 10, 2001; effective February 14, 2001.)

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 41-22-4.

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