LMAR 2.1 TRANSFER TO ARBITRATION (a) Statement of Arbitrability. In every civil case the party filing the note for trial assignment shall upon the form provided by the court, complete a statement of arbitrability, and serve it upon opposing counsel or party, if not represented by counsel. Prior to the trial-setting date, any party disagreeing with the statement of arbitrability or willing to stipulate to arbitration shall serve and file a response to the statement or arbitrability as filed, upon the form prescribed by the court. In the absence of such a response, the statement of arbitrability shall be deemed correct, and the case shall be set for arbitration. Cases transferred to the arbitration calendar shall be stricken from the trial calendar. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, no trial date shall be assigned in cases, which are subject to arbitration. If a party asserts that it's claim exceeds $50,000.00, or seeks relief other than a money judgment, the case is not subject to arbitration, except by stipulation. (b) Failure to file-amendments. A party failing to serve and file an original response within the time prescribed may do so later only upon leave of court. A party may amend the statement of arbitrability or response thereto at any time prior to assignment of an arbitrator or assignment of a trial date and thereafter only by leave of court for good cause shown. [Adopted effective November 6, 1992, amended effective September 1, 2007]
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