WVC 55 - 10 - 13
§55-10-13. Appointment of arbitrator; service as a neutral
(a) If the parties to an agreement to arbitrate agree on a
method for appointing an arbitrator, that method must be followed,
unless the method fails. If the parties have not agreed on a
method, the agreed method fails or an arbitrator appointed fails or
is unable to act and a successor has not been appointed, the court,
on motion of a party to the arbitration proceeding, shall appoint
the arbitrator. An arbitrator so appointed has all the powers of
an arbitrator designated in the agreement to arbitrate or appointed
pursuant to the agreed method.
(b) An individual who has a known, direct and material
interest in the outcome of the arbitration proceeding or a known,
existing and substantial relationship with a party may not serve as
an arbitrator required by an agreement to be neutral.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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