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Q: What does it mean if your arbitration proceeding is binding?

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Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman

A: If the parties had agreed to a binding arbitration, the end result is just that-the decision is binding without judicial review. If the arbitrator awarded damages or some money remedy, the party assessed is usually given a set time limit in which to comply or pay the award. If not, the other side, the winning party, should and will file a lawsuit to enforce the binding arbitrator's decision. In short binding arbitration results are not reviewable by a court inasmuch the reason for the agreement for binding arbitration was to avoid the court system and substitute arbitration in its place as the one and only litigation process.

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