My question involves small claims court in the state of: NC, which seems to be somewhat different in its procedures.
We won lawsuit in Small Claims court but due to appeal by other party it is now in mandatory Arbitration. I find it somewhat strange that we are asked to pay half the arbitration fee? I find it strange that on one hand they say, it is 'non-binding', but then also say if in 30 days either of parties appeal to the arbitration decision, that appealing party will pay the fees for filing before District Judge.
Can you shed light, as well point to some resource.