Q: Can a Special Master refuse the Petitioner's right to listen in on a Stutus Conference
A Texas attorney could advise best, as rules for civil procedure or arbitration proceedings could be state-specific. But your question remains open for two weeks. Rules governing arbitrations could also be specific to the organizations overseeing the proceedings. As a GENERAL matter, in arbitrations I've had with the American Arbitration Association, there was never a time when either plaintiff counsel or defense counsel was alone in the company of the arbitrator - the arbitrator never met with either of us alone. But from the brief wording of your question, I'm not certain if isn't more a matter of your attorney BEING PERMITTED to listen, but NOT you. As long as both attorneys are present in the company of the arbitrator, it's possible it could be okay. Only a local attorney could say definitively. If that's the case, check with your attorney as to the forum's rules. If that's not the case, and I didn't read between the lines correctly, then reach out to a Texas attorney familiar with arbitration practices and pose the question to them. They might need more details or context. Good luck
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