(2) Masters will be appointed and serve pursuant to Rule 53, Mont.R.Civ.P. In the event that a master is appointed, the procedures set forth in Rule 53 shall be utilized insofar as they relate to a trial without a jury.
(3) Examiners will be appointed and serve pursuant to 2-4-611, MCA. However, because of the overriding concern in a workers' compensation case to render a prompt decision, especially in matters concerning the payment of a workers' biweekly compensation benefits, and because of the time delays inherent in the procedures set forth in 2-4-621 and 2-4-622, MCA, such provisions are not appropriate in workers' compensation court proceedings within the meaning of 39-71-2903, MCA. In lieu thereof, the court will utilize the following procedure in cases where a hearing examiner has been appointed.
(b) Any party aggrieved by a decision of a hearing examiner adopted pursuant to this rule, may obtain review thereof by filing a motion pursuant to ARM 24.5.344. Upon the filing of such a motion by either party, the court will, in its discretion, liberally grant opportunity for oral argument as to whether the decision should be amended, additional evidence should be heard, or a new trial should be granted.
(4) An examiner may, during or at the conclusion of a trial or a pretrial conference, advise the parties that an interlocutory order for payment of benefits or other relief to a party appears to be justified and such an order will be forthwith submitted for approval by the judge. (History: Sec. 2-4-201, MCA; IMP, Sec. 2-4-201, 39-71-2901, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1715, Eff. 11/26/83; PREV. Rule #, ARM 2.52.221; TRANS, from Admin., 1989 MAR p. 2117, Eff. 12/22/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 675; Eff. 4/1/94.)