LRMA 2.3. ASSIGNMENT TO ARBITRATOR (a) Generally - Stipulations. When a case is set for arbitration, a list of five proposed arbitrators will be furnished to the parties. A master list of arbitrators will be made available on request. The parties are encouraged to stipulate to an arbitrator. In the absence of a stipulation, the arbitrator will be chosen from among the five proposed arbitrators in the manner set forth in this rule. (b) Response by Parties. Each party may, within 14 days after a list of proposed arbitrators is furnished to the parties, nominate one or two arbitrators and strike two arbitrators from the list. If both parties respond, an arbitrator nominated by both parties will be appointed. If no arbitrator has been nominated by both parties, the Administrator will randomly appoint an arbitrator from among those not stricken by either party. (c) Response by Only One Party. If only one party responds within 14 days, the Administrator will appoint an arbitrator nominated by that party. (d) No Response. If no party responds within 14 days, the Administrator will randomly appoint one of the five proposed arbitrators. (e) Additional Parties. If there are more than two adverse parties, all represented by different counsel, two additional proposed arbitrators shall be added to the list for each additional party so represented with the procedures for selection set forth in this rule to be applied. The number of adverse parties shall be determined by the Administrator, subject to review by the Presiding Judge. [Amended effective September 1, 2012]
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