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R 792.10255 Conduct of hearings.
(1) All hearings before the entire tribunal shall be recorded either
electronically or stenographically, or both, in the discretion of the tribunal.
(2) Without leave of the tribunal, a witness may not testify as to the value of property
without submission of a valuation disclosure signed by that witness and containing that
witness' value conclusions and the basis for those conclusions. This does not preclude an
expert witness from rebutting another party's valuation evidence. The expert witness
may not, however, testify as to the value of the property at issue unless the expert witness
submitted a valuation disclosure signed by that expert witness.
(3) 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 shall be 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, as
provided in rule 701 of the Michigan rules of evidence.
(4) The tribunal may direct the parties or the parties' attorney or authorized
representative to furnish the tribunal with a post-hearing brief containing proposed
findings of fact, conclusions of law, post-hearing arguments, or any combination thereof
and designate the manner and time for filing and serving the briefs.
(5) 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. The Tribunal
may exclude irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious evidence. Effect shall be given
to the rules of privilege recognized by law.