Non-Binding Arbitration is provided for in Chapter 44 of the Florida Statutes as a manner to help settle cases. In this process, the parties present their respective cases to the arbitrator in a summary fashion so that the arbitrator may render an opinion as to the outcome of the case. The arbitrator presents this opinion to each side who then have a certain time period to either accept or reject the arbitrator’s decision. If both sides accept, the case is effectively settled for the amount in the arbitrator’s award. If either side does not accept the decision then the rules and procedures in the statute apply and the case moves forward to trial. If a party does not accept the decision and ultimately obtains a less favorable result in Court, they may be subject to paying attorneys’ fees. Please read Chapter 44 regarding this process for further clarification.