§ 5, authorizes judicial intervention in the arbitration proceedings for the selection of an arbitrator at the request of a party: (1) if the arbitration agreement does not establish a method for the selection of arbitrators; 2. where a party is unable to comply with the method of selection of arbitrators set out in the agreement; or (3) if there is an “error in the appointment of an arbitrator or arbitrator”. Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, the Tribunal shall appoint a sole arbitrator. The arbitrators chosen by the tribunal “shall act . . . with the same force and effect”, as if they had been explicitly mentioned in the arbitration agreement. State laws may also expressly authorize courts to appoint arbitrators. See N.Y.C.P.L.R.
§ 7504. .