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§ 1‑569.11.  Appointmentof arbitrator; service as a neutral arbitrator.

(a)        If the parties toan agreement to arbitrate agree on a method for appointing an arbitrator, thatmethod shall be followed, unless the method fails. If the parties have notagreed on a method, the agreed method fails, or an arbitrator appointed failsor is unable to act and a successor has not been appointed, the court, onmotion of a party to the arbitration proceeding, shall appoint the arbitrator.An arbitrator so appointed has all the powers of an arbitrator designated inthe agreement to arbitrate or appointed pursuant to the agreed method.

(b)        An individual whohas a known, direct, and material interest in the outcome of the arbitrationproceeding or a known, existing, and substantial relationship with a partyshall not serve as an arbitrator required by an agreement to be neutral. (1927, c. 94, s. 4; 1973, c.676, s. 1; 2003‑345, s. 2.)