Plano, TX asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas

Q: Are arbitration hearings always secret?

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A: They are not secret, but much of the information each side uses to prove his of her case is not necessarily open for review. If you have a key piece of evidence that favors you, you would want the other side to see it. Visa/Versa. An Arbitration is like a mini-trial, and both sides should come the Arbitration fully prepared. If you want a piece of evidence to be considered by the Arbitrator, you will need to present it to him or her as part of your case.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: The decision of the arbitrator might not necessarily be as readily accessible to the public as cases heard in court as lawsuits.

Tim Akpinar

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