Hearing Hearing 

Securities arbitrations, in fact, all arbitrations, are conducted in the same manner that a court trial is held, without some of the formalities. There are opening statements, first by the attorney for the claimant (typically a customer) and then by the respondents (the broker and/or his firm). The openings are followed by an introduction of evidence, again, first by the claimant, then by the respondents, rebuttal cases, and closing arguments.

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