The initiating creditor and the debtor may strike one name from the mediator list by sending the statewide program office a notice to that effect. The notice must be mailed within three days of the date the debtor or creditor received the mediation proceeding notice.
If the appointed mediator withdraws from the case, the farmer-lender mediation coordinator of the statewide program office shall appoint a replacement mediator not previously stricken from the mediator list by the debtor or the initiating creditor, or if an unstricken mediator is not available, the farmer-lender mediation coordinator of the statewide program office shall appoint an available mediator, subject to the disapproval of either the debtor or creditor, upon a showing of conflict of interest.
At the discretion of the statewide program office, more than one mediator may be assigned to a mediation proceeding.
MS s 583.285
14 SR 1418; 28 SR 1360
May 10, 2004