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Chevy formally appeals turbocharger ruling

13.2.2. Appeal Fee - The appeal fee is $20,000 and is non-refundable. The appeal fee is in addition to the protest fee and any monetary penalty previously assessed.

13.3.2. An appeal may be initiated by submitting the appeal by 5 p.m. E.D.T. of the second business day following the release of the protest decision.

13.4. Jurisdiction - The Appeal Official shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to resolve all appeals. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Appeal Official shall have the right to select an individual or individuals to resolve an appeal with all of the powers and responsibilities of the Appeal Official set forth in this Rule 13. The jurisdiction of the Appeal Official is limited to those matters and issues submitted in the appellant's written appeal. The decision which is the subject of the appeal shall not be stayed pending the appeal unless otherwise determined by the Appeal Official and upon such terms as the Appeal Official deems appropriate.

13.6. Hearing of the Appeal - The Appeal Official shall convene a hearing within 14 days of receipt of the appeal unless the hearing date is extended by the mutual agreement of the Appeal Official and the appellant. The appellant and any Members requesting an opportunity to participate in the proceeding and which the Appeal Official determines to have a material interest in the proceeding shall be given notice of the hearing and shall be entitled to be heard and call witnesses. The effect on championship point standings does not constitute a “material interest”. It is the Appeal Official‟s decision as to whether to may permit a Member to be represented by counsel at a hearing.

13.10. Determination of the Appeal – There is no deadline for the issuance of a decision by the Appeal Official. The time frame will depend upon the nature of the appeal. It is anticipated that a decision will normally be issued within 30 days.

13.11. Appeal Procedure Final - Decisions of Officials shall be final and binding unless such decisions and penalties may be protestable under the Rules, are protested, and appealed within the time limitations and other procedures prescribed by the Rules, and such protests or appeals are pending.





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