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Rule 8.02 - Cases for Arbitration

(a) Any civil action may be referred to arbitration in accordance with this rule if the parties consent in writing to arbitration, except that referral to arbitration may not occur if:

(1) the action is based on an alleged violation of a right secured by the Constitution of the United States:

(2) jurisdiction is based in whole or in part on 28 U.S.C. Section 1343; or

(3) the relief sought consists of money damages in an amount greater than $150,000.

(b) No party or attorney can be prejudiced for refusing to participate in arbitration by consent.