(a) Powers. See rule 77.

(b) Disability of a Judge.

If by reason of death, sickness, or other disability, a judge before whom an action has been tried is unable to perform the duties to be performed by the court under these rules after a verdict is returned or findings of fact and conclusions of law are filed, then any other judge regularly sitting in or assigned to the court in which the action was tried may perform those duties; but if a new judge cannot perform those duties, the new judge has the discretion to grant a new trial.

[Adopted effective July 1, 1967; April 28, 2015.]