LMAR 6.1 Form and Content of Award a) Exhibits. All exhibits offered during the hearing shall be returned to the offering parties. b) Attorney Fees. Any motion for actual attorney fees, whether pursuant to contract, statute, or recognized ground in equity, must be presented to the arbitrator, as follows: 1) Any motion for an award of attorney fees must be submitted to the arbitrator and served on opposing counsel within seven calendar days of receipt of the award. There shall be no extension of this time - unless the moving party makes a request for an extension before the seven day period has expired, in writing, served on both the arbitrator and opposing counsel; 2) Any response to the motion for fees, must be submitted to the arbitrator and served on opposing counsel within seven calendar days after receipt of the motion; 3) The arbitrator shall render a decision on the motion, in writing, within 14 days after the motion is made; 4) If the arbitrator awards fees, the arbitrator shall file an amended award. If fees are denied, the decision shall be filed and served on the parties; 5) It is within the arbitrator's discretion to hold a hearing on the issue of fees; 6) The time for appeal of the arbitrator's decision in any case where attorney fees have been timely requested, as set forth above, shall not run until the service and filing of the amended award, or the denial thereof.
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