A. Unless otherwise ordered by a judge, and except for disfigurement only hearings under Rule 10, O.A.C.R.P., the parties jointly, or each party individually, shall file and serve pursuant to Rule 6, O.A.C.R.P., a Case Information Sheet (CIS) on a form provided by the OAC, or on a substantially similar form. Case Information Sheets shall be filed and served no more than twenty days and no less than five days prior to the date set for the commencement of the hearing, or such other date established by a judge.
B. The purpose of the CIS is to permit the judge to determine the priority of the cases set, and to manage the docket more efficiently. The CIS is not discovery.
C. The CIS shall advise the judge as to whether the parties have conferred and made a good faith effort to resolve the issues set for hearing, the status of any discovery, the stipulations to be offered, the issues remaining for hearing, the names of the lay and expert witnesses to testify at the hearing, whether each witness shall testify in person or by telephone, whether the witness will travel more than 100 miles for the hearing, and the area of expertise of any expert witness.
D. Should a party fail to file a CIS, the judge may: (1) strike the application for hearing without prejudice and vacate the hearing; (2) issue an order to show cause why the issues or defenses should not be dismissed with prejudice; (3) continue the hearing to a future date; (4) continue the hearing and require the parties to attend a pre-hearing conference prior to proceeding to a hearing on the merits; or (5) proceed to hearing on the merits.