Court-ordered arbitration is intended to be a simple, inexpensive and quick way to resolve disputes. An arbitration hearing is an informal legal proceeding held before a neutral court official called an arbitrator. The arbitrator renders a decision on the facts and issues in the case. At the hearing, each side can present witnesses and documents. After the evidence has been presented, the arbitrator will, like a judge, make a decision in the case.
Statutory Reference: N.C.G.S. 7A-37.1
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