is willfully misapplying the clear regulations for the complainant's benefit
My question is, does the Complainant get to hand-pick the panelist as good old Claude seems to be part a LOT of 1-panelist CDRPs.
I'm pretty sure that's the case, in the absence of a response, the complainant gets to choose whether they want a single or 3-person panel as well as put forth their requests for panelists. This is why it is so important to always respond or even settle. Allowing it to go to the panel with no response is the worst possible thing you can do.That's absolutely nuts and ripe for abuse, and if there is no response made, the panelist should be randomly selected.