CHAPTER 46A. WEST VIRGINIA CONSUMER CREDIT AND PROTECTION ACT.

§46A-6E-6. Arbitration.

(a) Each consumer shall have the option of submitting any dispute arising under this section upon the payment of a prescribed filing fee to an alternate arbitration mechanism established by the Attorney General. Upon application of the consumer and payment of the filing fee, all manufacturers shall submit to such alternate arbitration.

(b) Such alternate arbitration shall be conducted by a professional arbitrator or arbitration firm appointed by the Attorney General. The arbitration process shall ensure that personal objectivity of its arbitrators and the right of each party to present its case, to be in attendance during any presentation made by the other party and to rebut or refute such presentation.

(c) The Attorney General shall propose a legislative rule or rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to establish the arbitration mechanism provided for in this section.