624. Evidence rounds and the hearing.

624.     Evidence rounds and the hearing.

When the defendant files a counter-statement1, the comptroller2 must as soon as practicable send the counter-statement to the claimant3. The comptroller must also specify the period within which the claimant must file the necessary form4 and the periods within which evidence may be filed by the claimant and the defendant5. If the claimant wishes to continue the proceedings following receipt of the counter-statement, he must file the necessary form6.

The comptroller may, at any time he thinks fit, give leave to either party to file evidence upon such terms