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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Can I Still Sue If This Doesn’t Work Out?

As mentioned previously, unless you’ve participated in a nonbinding arbitration, your ability to go to court to challenge the arbitrator’s decision is very limited. The main ways you can challenge the decision is by showing fraud or bias. The only thing you ordinarily go to the courts for after an arbitration award is made is to have the award enforced, the same way you would sue to enforce any contract. Like everything in law, you have to move quickly if you want to challenge the arbitrator’s decision. Statutes of limitation still apply, and there may be court rules that require you to make your challenge to an arbitrator’s award within a certain period of time. Whatever you do in any dispute, don’t ...

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