2712.44 Timely submission of statement of claims.

(A) Within the period of time agreed upon by the parties or determined by the arbitral tribunal, the claimant shall state the facts supporting his claims, the points at issue, and the relief or remedy sought, and the respondent shall state his defenses regarding these particulars, unless the parties otherwise have agreed as to the required elements of those statements.

(B) The parties may submit with their statements all documents they consider to be relevant or may add a reference to the documents or other evidence they plan to submit.

(C) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties and unless the claimant shows sufficient cause for not doing so, if the claimant fails to communicate his statement of claim in accordance with this section, the arbitral tribunal shall terminate the proceedings.

(D) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties and unless the respondent shows sufficient cause for not doing so, if the respondent fails to communicate his statement of defense in accordance with this section, the arbitral tribunal shall continue the proceedings without treating that failure in itself as an admission of the claimant's allegations.

Cite as R.C. § 2712.44

History. Effective Date: 10-23-1991