§ 28-9-26. Death or disability of party to proceedings.
Where a party dies after making a submission or contract as prescribed in this chapter or otherwise, the proceedings may be begun or continued upon the application of, or upon notice to, his or her executor or administrator, or a temporary administrator of his or her estate, or, where it relates to real property, his or her distributee or devisee who has succeeded to his or her interest in the real property. Where a committee of the property or of the person of a party to a submission or contract is appointed, the proceedings may be continued upon the application of, or notice to, a committee of the property, but not otherwise. In cases specified in this section, a judge of the court may make an order extending the time within which notice of a motion to confirm, vacate, modify, or correct the award must be served. Upon confirming an award, where a party has died since it was filed or delivered, the court must enter judgment in the name of the original party, and the proceedings are the same as where a party dies after a verdict.
(P.L. 1955, ch. 3517, § 23; G.L. 1956, § 28-9-26.)