The Industry Code applies to claims filed on or after April 16, 2007. In addition, the list selection provisions of the Industry Code apply to previously filed claims in which a list of arbitrators must be generated after April 16, 2007; in these cases, however, the claim will continue to be governed by the remaining provisions of the old Code unless all parties agree to proceed under the new code.
(a) Except for lists generated pursuant to Rule 13403
(a)(2), each separately represented party may strike up to four of the arbitrators from each list for any reason by crossing through the names of the arbitrators. At least six
names must remain on each list.
(b) For lists generated pursuant to Rule 13403
(a)(2), each separately represented party may strike up to eight of the arbitrators from the non-public list and up to four of the arbitrators from the non-public chairperson list for any reason by crossing through the names of the arbitrators. At least 12
names must remain on the non-public list and at least six
names must remain on the non-public chairperson list.
(c) Each separately represented party shall rank all remaining arbitrators on the lists in order of preference, with a "1" indicating the party's first choice, a "2" indicating the party's second choice, and so on. Each list of arbitrators must be ranked separately.
(d) The ranked lists must be returned to the Director no more than 20 days after the date upon which the Director sent the lists to the parties. If the Director does not receive a party's ranked lists within that time, the Director will proceed as though the party did not want to strike any arbitrator or have any preferences among the listed arbitrators.