Local Mandatory Arbitration Rule 6.1 FORM AND CONTENT OF AWARD (a) Exhibits. All exhibits offered during the hearing shall be returned to the offering parties. (b) Attorney Fees/Statutory Costs. Any motion for actual attorney fees/statutory costs, whether pursuant to contract, statute, or recognized ground in equity, must be presented to the arbitrator as follows: (1) Any motion for an award of attorney fees/statutory costs must be submitted to the arbitrator and served on opposing counsel within five court days of receipt of the award. There shall be no extension of this time, unless the moving party makes a request for an extension before the five day period has expired, in writing, and served on both the arbitrator and opposing counsel; (2) Any response to the motion for attorney fees/statutory costs must be submitted to the arbitrator and served on opposing counsel within five court days after receipt of the motion; (3) The arbitrator shall render a decision on the motion, in writing, within ten court days after receipt of the motion; (4) If the arbitrator awards attorney fees/statutory costs, the arbitrator shall file an amended award. If attorney fees are denied, the decision shall be filed and served on the parties; (5) It is within the arbitrator's discretion to hold a hearing on the issue of attorney fees; (6) The time for appeal of the arbitrator's decision in any case where attorney fees/statutory costs have been timely requested, as set forth above, shall not run until the service and filing of the amended award, or the denial thereof. [Adopted Effective September 1, 1996, September 1, 2003, September 1, 2008]
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