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R 205.1283 Conduct of hearings
(1) The tribunal may admit and give probative effect to evidence of a type commonly relied upon by reasonably prudent persons in the conduct of their affairs. Irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious evidence may be excluded. Effect shall be given to the rules of privilege recognized by law.
(2) Witnesses in a proceeding shall swear or affirm before the presiding member or hearing officer to give full and truthful testimony.
(3) Without leave of the tribunal, a witness may not testify as to the value of property without submission of a valuation disclosure containing that person's value conclusions and the basis for the conclusions. This does not, however, preclude an expert witness from rebutting another party's valuation evidence or testifying as to the value of the property in issue if the expert witness's value conclusions were adopted by the party and included in the party's valuation disclosure.
(4) If a witness is not testifying as to the value of property or as an expert witness, then his or her testimony in the form of opinions or inferences is limited to opinions or inferences that are rationally based on the perception of the witness and that are helpful to a clear understanding of his or her testimony or the determination of a fact in issue. See rule 701 of the Michigan rules of evidence.
(5) All proceedings before the tribunal shall be recorded either electronically or stenographically, or both, in the discretion of the tribunal.
History: 1996 MR 4, Eff. May 2, 1996.