WAC 182-526-0020

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0020 Good cause.

1.  Good cause is a substantial reason or legal justification for failing to appear, act, or respond to an action.  To show good cause, the administrative law judge must find that a party had a good reason for what they did or did not do, using the provisions of Superior Court Civil Rule 60 as a guideline.

2.  Good cause may include, but is not limited to, the following examples.

a.  The party who requested the hearing ignored a notice because he or she was in the hospital or was otherwise prevented from responding; or

b.  The party who requested the hearing could not respond to the notice because it was written in a language that he or she did not understand.

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