Effective Evidence Linking
Arbitration filers and responders are aware of the concept of linking evidence. This is where a party directs the arbitrator to specific evidence that supports an allegation. See the example below.
The “Insert Evidence Attachment” option in Total Recovery Solution® (TRS®) offers additional flexibility for a party to embed a link to an evidence item. It is intended for the few most critical evidence items that you believe the arbitrator should comment on. All attached evidence will be viewed by the arbitrator, and the arbitrator will provide his or her decision justification, commenting on the evidence that was influential, even if the “Insert Evidence Attachment” option is not used. For example, if arbitrators routinely comment on police reports or driver statements, you may not need to use the “Insert Evidence Attachment” option for these evidence types.
Article published in: June 2020 E-Bulletin