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Once a judge has issued a report, unless that report is binding on the agency, the judge loses jurisdiction to amend the report except for clerical or mathematical errors. Unless the report is a final order, binding on the agency, petitions for reconsideration or rehearing must be filed with the agency.

Where the judge's decision is binding on the agency, a petition for reconsideration or rehearing shall be filed with the judge. The petition must be filed within a reasonable time but not after an appeal is taken nor more than one year after the decision was issued. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 14.64, a petition for reconsideration must be filed within ten days after the decision in order to toll the time for appeal to the court of appeals. A notice of and order for rehearing shall be served on all parties in the same manner prescribed for the notice of and order for hearing provided that the judge may permit service of the notice and order for rehearing less than 30 days prior to rehearing. The rehearing shall be conducted in the same manner prescribed for a hearing.

In ruling on a motion for reconsideration or rehearing in cases where the judge's decision is binding on the agency, the judge shall grant reconsideration or rehearing if it appears that to deny it would be inconsistent with substantial justice and any one of the following has occurred:


irregularity in the proceedings whereby the moving party was deprived of a fair hearing;


accident or surprise that could not have been prevented by ordinary prudence;


material evidence newly discovered that with reasonable diligence could not have been found and produced at hearing;


fraud upon the hearing process;


mistake, inadvertence, or excusable neglect; or


the decision is not justified by the evidence, or is contrary to law; but unless it be so expressly stated in the order granting rehearing, it shall not be presumed, on appeal, to have been made on the ground that the decision was not justified by the evidence.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.06; 14.131; 14.51; 116C.66; 216E.16; 363.06; 363A.28


9 SR 2276; 15 SR 1595

Published Electronically:

September 10, 2018

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