401. Disqualification of arbitrator for bias.

An arbitrator has a general duty to act fairly and impartially as between the parties, giving each party a reasonable opportunity of putting its case and dealing with that of its opponent1. The court may remove an arbitrator where circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubts as to his impartiality2. These doubts may be held to exist where the arbitrator is actually biased, where he has an interest in the outcome of the case or where there is a real possibility of bias