CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; EVIDENCE – Witnesses: Credibility, Cross Examination and Impeachment; Pretrial Statements
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1105.14000 – Witnesses: Credibility, Cross Examination and Impeachment; Pretrial Statements
The Board generally gives deference to ALJ's factual findings that are based on credibility determinations; p. 9. By virtue of having witnessed the live testimony, an ALJ is in a better position than the Board itself to accurately make credibility determinations because the Board only reviews the written transcript of the hearing; p. 10.