What evidence is allowed in arbitration?

Parties will need to provide material evidence during the arbitration process. Some arbitrators may require that some types of evidence (such as invoices, pictures, and party correspondence) be presented in a specific format, such as in a binder and labeled in a certain order.

Do rules of evidence apply in arbitration?

The rules of evidence are hardly ever applied in arbitration (except as to priv- ilege and settlement offers). In short, get in the evidence contest that matters in arbitration.

Is hearsay allowed in arbitration?

The basic rule is that, if the out-of-court statement is not offered to affect an issue in the case, it should not be consid- ered by the arbitrator. Under Rule 28 the arbitrator may exclude any immaterial evidence, such as hearsay evidence.

How do you win at arbitration?

Arbitration is meant to be informal. Nitpicking will only irritate those you are trying to win over….10 Secrets of Success in Arbitration

  1. Know your arbitrators.
  2. Play to the room.
  3. Don’t schmooze.
  4. Tell a great story.
  5. Don’t assume the arbitrators are experts.
  6. Prune unnecessary material.
  7. Do the math.
  8. Be responsive.

What happens if you don’t show up for arbitration?

In the event that a party fails to appear at the arbitration, the arbitration must still proceed. The party who is present must present evidence in support of their entire claim, proving to the arbitrator’s satisfaction both liability and damages. An arbitrator may not issue an award solely on the default of a party.

Can witnesses be called in arbitration?

The short answer is yes, although the exact process by which compliance may be enforced is a little more complicated. An arbitration tribunal has the power to permit a party to call witnesses, either to rely on their evidence or to cross-examine them.

What happens if you lie in arbitration?

The court can’t penalize the liar. Arbitration laws give judges almost no leeway to review an arbitration award. In court, if the other side lies and you can prove it, but the jury finds for the liar anyhow, the judge can set aside the judgment.