(a) Generally. The Board will set the time, place, duration, and subject matter of a hearing in a written order after consulting with the parties.

(b) Subject matter. The Board may schedule for hearing all or some of the claims or issues in a case, or all or some of the claims, issues, or questions of fact or law common to more than one case.

(c) Unexcused absence. If a party fails without good excuse to appear at a hearing of which it received notice under this rule, the Board will deem that party to have elected to submit its case on the record under Rule 19.

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