LMAR 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 using Stipulation to Arbitrator (form LMAR–02.0300). In the absence of a stipulation, the arbitrator will be chosen from among the five proposed arbitrators in the manner defined by this rule. (b) Response by Parties. Each party may, within ten days after a list of proposed arbitrators has been 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 arbitration director will appoint an arbitrator from among those not stricken by either party. Amended effective 9/1/01 (c) Response by Only One Party. If only one party responds within ten days, the arbitration director will appoint an arbitrator nominated by that party. Amended effective 9/1/01 (d) No Response. If neither party responds within ten days, the arbitration director will appoint one of the five proposed arbitrators. Amended effective 9/1/01 (e) Additional Arbitrators for 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 above principles of selection to be applied. Amended effective 9/1/01
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