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§1‑567.53.  Statements of claim and defense.

(a)        Within the periodof time agreed by the parties or determined by the arbitral tribunal, theclaimant shall state the facts supporting its claim, the points at issue andthe relief or remedy sought, and the respondent shall state its defenses andcounterclaims or setoffs in respect of these particulars, unless the partieshave otherwise agreed as to the required elements of such statements.  Theparties may submit with their statements all documents they consider to berelevant or may add a reference to the documents or other evidence the partywill submit.

(b)        Unless otherwiseagreed by the parties, either party may amend or supplement a claim or defenseduring the course of the arbitral proceedings, unless the arbitral tribunalconsiders it inappropriate to allow such amendment having regard to the delayin making it.

(c)        If there are morethan two parties to the arbitration, each party shall state its claims,setoffs, and defenses as provided in subsection (a) of this section. (1991,c. 292.)