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Rule 8.05 - Arbitration Award and Judgment

(a) The award of the arbitrators shall be filed with the Clerk within 14 days following the hearing, and the Clerk shall give immediate notice to the parties. The award shall state the result reached by the arbitrators without necessity of factual findings or legal conclusions. A majority determination shall control the award.

(b) At the end of 30 days after the filing of the arbitrator's award the Clerk shall enter judgment on the award if no timely demand for trial de novo has been made. If the parties have previously stipulated in writing that the award shall be final and binding, the Clerk shall enter judgment on the award when filed.

(c) Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 657(b), the contents of any arbitration award shall be sealed and shall remain unknown to any judge assigned to the case --

(1) Except as necessary for the Court to determine whether to assess costs or attorney fees under 28 U.S.C. Section 655 or

(2) Until the District Court has entered final judgment in the action or the action has been otherwise terminated, at which time the award shall be unsealed.