Discovery. In any arbitration proceeding, discovery will be permitted in accordance with the Rules. All discovery shall be expressly limited to matters directly relevant to the dispute being arbitrated and must be completed no later than 20 days before the hearing date. Any requests for an extension of the discovery periods, or any discovery disputes, will be subject to final determination by the arbitrator upon a showing that the request for discovery is essential for the party’s presentation and that no alternative means for obtaining information is available.
Discovery. Discovery permitted in any arbitration proceeding commenced hereunder is limited as follows. No later than thirty (30) days after the filing of a claim for arbitration, the parties will exchange detailed statements setting forth the facts supporting the claim(s) and all defenses to be raised during the arbitration, and a list of all exhibits and witnesses. No later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the arbitration hearing, the parties will exchange a final list of all exhibits and all witnesses, including any designation of any expert witness(es) together with a summary of their testimony; a copy of all documents and a detailed description of any property to be introduced at the hearing. Under no circumstances will the use of interrogatories, requests for admission, requests for the production of documents or the taking of depositions be permitted. However, in the event of the designation of any expert witness(es), the following will occur: (a) all information and documents relied upon by the expert witness(es) will be delivered to the opposing party, (b) the opposing party will be permitted to depose the expert witness(es), (c) the opposing party will be permitted to designate rebuttal expert witness(es), and (d) the arbitration hearing will be continued to the earliest possible date that enables the foregoing limited discovery to be accomplished.
Discovery. To help prepare for the arbitration, the Employee and the Company shall be entitled, at their own expense, to learn about the facts of a claim before the arbitration begins. Each party shall have the right to take the deposition of one (1) individual and any expert witness designated by another party. Each party also shall have the right to make requests for production of documents to any party. Additional discovery may be had only where the Arbitrator so orders, upon a showing of substantial need. At least thirty (30) days before the arbitration, the parties must exchange lists of witnesses, including any expert witnesses, and copies of all exhibits intended to be used at the arbitration.
Discovery. Unless the parties mutually agree in writing to some additional and specific pre-hearing discovery, the only pre-hearing discovery shall be (a) reasonably limited production of relevant and non-privileged documents, and (b) the identification of witnesses to be called at the hearing, which identification shall give the witness's name, general qualifications and position, and a brief statement as to the general scope of the testimony to be given by the witness. The arbitrators shall decide any disputes and shall control the process concerning these pre-hearing discovery matters. Pursuant to the Rules of AAA, the parties may subpoena witnesses and documents for presentation at the hearing.
Discovery. The Arbitrators, upon a showing of good cause, may require and facilitate such limited discovery as it shall determine is appropriate in the circumstances, taking into account the needs of the parties, the burden on the parties, and the desirability of making discovery limited, expeditious, and cost-effective. The Arbitrators shall issue orders to protect the confidentiality of proprietary information, trade secrets and other sensitive information disclosed in discovery.
Discovery. Each party shall, upon the written request of the other party, provide the other with copies of documents relevant to the issues raised thereby. Other discovery may be ordered by the arbitrators to the extent the arbitrators deem additional discovery appropriate, and any dispute regarding discovery, including disputes as to the need therefor or the relevance or scope thereof, shall be determined by the arbitrators, which determination shall be conclusive.