N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1J-9.11 - Evidence

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The parties may offer evidence which is supportive of their claim or such evidence which is relevant and material relating to a contest to the validity or amount of damage claims or cleanup and removal costs presented to the Fund for payment and shall, to the fullest extent practicable, produce such evidence as the board may deem relevant to an understanding and determination of such issues or such a contest.
(b) The board shall be the judge of the relevance and materiality of the evidence offered. Strict conformity to the legal rules of evidence shall not be necessary; provided however, that the board shall respect all privileges recognized by the New Jersey Rules of Evidence.
(c) All evidence shall be taken in the presence of all of the arbitrators and all of the parties, except where any of the parties is absent in default or has waived the right to be present.
(d) Exhibits, when offered by any party, may be received in evidence by the board, and shall be retained in the board's custody until the board renders a decision. After the board renders its decision, the board shall transfer custody of all exhibits to the administrator.
(e) The board may receive and consider the evidence of witnesses by affidavit certified in accordance with 7:1J-1.6, giving it such weight as the board deems it to be entitled to after consideration of any objections made to its admission.
(f) If the parties agree or the board directs that documents or other evidence be submitted to the board after the hearing, the documents or other evidence shall be filed with the administrator for transmission to the board. All parties shall be afforded an opportunity to examine such documents or other evidence.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1J-9.11

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