Rule 16. Form and content of award.
(A) Awards shall be in writing and signed by the arbitrator.
(B) The arbitrator shall determine all issues raised by the pleadings in cases that are subject to arbitration under the program, including issues of comparative negligence, if any, damages, if any, and costs. The maximum award that can be rendered by the arbitrator is $50,000 per plaintiff, exclusive of attorney’s fees, interest and costs.
(C) Findings of fact and conclusions of law, or a written opinion stating the reasons for the arbitrator’s decision, may be prepared at the discretion of the arbitrator.
(E) Attorney’s fees awarded by the arbitrator may not exceed $3,000, unless the compensation of an attorney is governed by an agreement between the parties allowing a greater award.
(F) After an award is made the arbitrator shall return all exhibits to the parties who offered them during the hearing.
[Added; effective July 1, 1992; amended effective March 14, 2007.]