North Carolina General Statutes § 1-567.49 Determination of rules of procedure

(a)        Subject to the provisions of this Article, the parties may agree on the procedure to be followed by the arbitral tribunal in conducting the proceedings.

(b)        If there is no agreement under subsection (a) of this section, the arbitral tribunal may, subject to the provisions of this Article, conduct the arbitration in such manner as it considers appropriate.  The power conferred upon the arbitral tribunal includes the power to order such discovery as it deems necessary and to determine the admissibility, relevance, materiality, and weight of any evidence.  Evidence need not be limited by the rules of evidence applicable in judicial proceedings, except as to immunities and privilege.  Each party shall have the burden of proving the facts relied on to support its claim, setoff, or defense. (1991, c. 292.)

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