State of MI
Several months ago a binding arbitration award was taken against me by the purchaser of my former marital home. The demand was for $68,000 based only on false claims of post closing problems. No documentation was presented to support the claims. There was only one issue of truth for which the $1,000 award was taken against me.
I sent full payment, via certified mail to the buyers lawyer to satisfy the award prior to avoid having the Circuit Court involvement for collection. Receipt was refused.
According to the rules of the AAA payment is to be made within one year of the issuance of an award. Due to lack of knowledge of the AAA rules the buyers lawyer tried to enter a judgment with the local District Court. District Court has no jurisdiction in a home buyer/home seller issue so that was dismissed.
The lawyer representing the buyer is of the mistaken belief that because it was refused by the District Court and not entered in Circuit Court, she is unable to collect. If this is not settled within the year given by the AAA, will it be considered dead?