defendents in arbitration case keep postponing
How long:? Until the arbitrator's patience or tolerance wears out or the excuses start repeating themselves.
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Ordinarily they can only be postponed for good cause or good reason. If there is none then there is an argument that the matter should not be postponed.
Arbitration procedure is not governed by statutes, but by whatever rules the arbitrators have adopted. We can't tell what kind of arbitration this is so we have no idea what rules the arbitrators follow. (To illustrate, FINRA arbitrators follow rules prescribed by FINRA, but other arbitrators would follow other rules.)
To answer your question, there probably is no hard number of postponements. However, the more postponements, the more annoyed the arbitrators are likely to be at further requests, and the less amenable they are going to be to granting postponements.
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