(1) The time within which an act is to be done as provided in these rules shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last, except that if the last day be Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the act may be done on the next succeeding regular business day. When the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than 11 days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation.
(2) Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some action within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other paper upon them, or whenever such service is required to be made within a prescribed period before a specified event, and the notice or paper is served by mail, postmarking of the notice or paper on or before the prescribed period shall satisfy this rule.
(3) If a pleading or other document is not filed in accordance with applicable time limits, upon motion of a party or the hearing examiner, the pleading may be stricken from the record.
History: 2-4-201, 85-2-113, MCA; IMP, 2-4-611, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 697, Eff. 4/27/84; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 307, Eff. 2/11/94; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2956, Eff. 12/12/14.