20.07.02.04

.04 Evidence.

A. The complainant should in all cases establish the facts alleged to constitute a violation of the law, unless the defendant admits the same or fails to answer the complaint. Upon request by the complainant, the Commission may assign counsel to appear for him or them, in conformity with Chapter 563 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1912.* The defendant shall also give evidence of the facts alleged in the answer, unless admitted by the complainant, and shall fully disclose his or its defense at the hearing.

*Since amended by Ch. 534 of the Acts of 1924 and by Ch. 201 of the Acts of 1927.

B. In case of failure to answer, the Commission will take such proof of the facts as may be deemed proper and reasonable and make such order on them as the circumstances of the case require.