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cook county - award of arbitrators

I just won a small claims case at Arbitration. The Arbitrat cheapbrass01/03/17
Are you an attorney OP? specv31301/03/17
I am pretty sure that you need to itemize everything before fff1301/10/17
cheapbrass (Jan 3, 2017 - 2:17 pm)

I just won a small claims case at Arbitration. The Arbitration award was for $1,200. However, in my pleadings I also asked for Court Costs (filing fees + sheriff's fees). However, I forgot to specifically mention or detail out the costs at the arbitration hearing.
The Arbitration award was silent as to the court costs. Is the award supposed to be inclusive or exclusive of court costs? Can I ask for costs in addition to the $1,200 award at the Judgement on Arbitration Award call?

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specv313 (Jan 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm)

Are you an attorney OP?

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fff13 (Jan 10, 2017 - 11:09 am)

I am pretty sure that you need to itemize everything before the arbitrators, and the award should include the fees and costs (which is probably about, what, $420?). I can see that's a significant percentage of the award, but you may be stuck with the $1,200 unless you pay the $200 to reject the award, which seems kind of silly and counterproductive (unless you think you're owed significantly more than $1200). The JOA call will not allow you to do anything with the case except to either accept the award as the judgment, or reject the award and send it to a different courtroom for trial intake.

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