Q: Defendent fails to appear at arbitration, does the plaintiff win?
A: It depends on what you mean by "win" and on the terms of the arbitration order/ procedures, if any. For example, there may be an opportunity for a new arbitration hearing, or the arbitrator may make a decision based on the filings and your statements at any arbitration hearing. This is all very fact dependent. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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