Sunday, February 15, 2009

Arbitration Award, Michigan Court of Appeals Clarifies Time to Confirm

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently clarified the deadline for confirming an arbitration award.  

In Greater Bethesda Healing Springs Ministry v Evangel Builders & Construction Managers, LLC, 282 Mich App 410 (2009), the Michigan Court of Appeals, explained that MCR 3.602(I) requires only that an arbitration award be filed with the court clerk within one year after the award was rendered, and has no bearing on the time period in which the award may be confirmed and entered as a judgment by the court. 

Prior to this case, courts had interpreted this court rule as requiring a party to confirm an arbitration award within one year from award. 

Click here for a copy of the slip opinion in this case. 

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