LRMA 4.2. DISCOVERY In determining when additional discovery beyond that directly authorized by MAR 4.2 is reasonably necessary, the arbitrator shall balance the benefits of discovery against the burdens and expenses. The arbitrator shall consider the nature and complexity of the case, the amount in controversy, values at stake, the discovery that has already occurred, the burdens on the party from whom discovery is sought, and the possibility of unfair surprise which may result if discovery is restricted. Authorized discovery shall be conducted in accordance with the civil rules except that motions concerning discovery shall be resolved by the arbitrator. Nothing in this rule shall prohibit the arbitrator from considering, in ruling on the merits of the case, any other discovery devices which may have been completed prior to assignment of the case to the arbitrator. [Amended effective September 1, 2012]
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