Can results from mediation or arbitration be appealed?
Minneapolis business litigation attorney George Antrim III discusses the final nature of mediations and arbitrations.
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Well, more and more, they are providing for appeals in arbitration. I would still say the norm is not to allow appeals in arbitration. A binding arbitration is final. And I mean absent fraud in the part of the arbitrator for one example, it is binding. It is over. But, in order to accommodate certain things, there are appeal possibilities for arbitration. Of course there’s no appeal for mediation, because if it doesn’t result in settlement, it’s like it never happened.