38.2.3001 VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT
(1) Where the matter in controversy affects only the parties involved, and the period for intervention is closed, the parties to the proceedings may, with the approval of the commission, enter into a voluntary settlement of the subject matter of the proceeding or any issues contained therein prior or subsequent to the formal hearing. In furtherance of a voluntary settlement, the commission may, in its discretion, invite the parties to confer with it or with an examiner designated by it. Such conferences shall be informal and without prejudice to the rights of the parties, and no statement, admission, or offer of settlement made at such informal conference shall be admissible in evidence in any formal hearing before the commission, unless the same were contained in a procedural order.
History: 69-3-103, 69-2-101, 69-12-201(2) and 69-1-110(3), MCA; IMP, 69-2-101, MCA; NEW, 1977 MAR p. 1200, Eff. 12/24/77.