Is arbitration through the BBB binding and how is it enforced? What if I don't agree with the decision? Am I locked in?
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An arbitration decision is typically binding, final, and not appealable. Each side presents their evidence and argument to the arbitrator, then the arbitrator decides.
The decision then is filed with the local court -- just like a court judgment would be filed, and if the arbitrator ordered one party to pay the other, then if not paid, legal remedies for collection are available. Check with the specific arbitration service that the BBB is recommending. Each arbitration service has its own set of rules.
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