(a) Assignment. In those instances where one of the construction defect judges recuses or is disqualified pursuant to NRS 1.235, the case shall be randomly reassigned to another construction defect judge by the office of the clerk of the court. In those instances where all construction defect judges have recused or been disqualified, then the case shall be reassigned by the chief judge to a judge in the civil division. Should such civil judge recuse or be disqualified, the chief judge will then reassign to another judge in the civil division.
(b) Peremptory challenges. The assignment procedure established here is an exception to Supreme Court Rule 48.1. Neither a construction defect judge nor a civil judge assigned a construction defect case by the chief judge may be the subject of a peremptory challenge by the parties.
[Added; effective December 17, 2008.]