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The DC Code: § 16-4421 Remedies; fees and expenses of arbitration proceeding.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
An arbitrator may award punitive damages or other exemplary relief if such an award is authorized by law in a civil action involving the same claim and the evidence produced at the hearing justifies the award under the legal standards otherwise applicable to the claim.
b
An arbitrator may award reasonable attorney's fees and other reasonable expenses of arbitration if such an award is authorized by law in a civil action involving the same claim or by the agreement of the parties to the arbitration proceeding.
c
As to all remedies other than those authorized by subsections (a) and (b) of this section, an arbitrator may order such remedies as the arbitrator considers just and appropriate under the circumstances of the arbitration proceeding. The fact that such a remedy could not or would not be granted by the court is not a ground for refusing to confirm an award under § 16-4422 or for vacating an award under § 16-4423.
d
An arbitrator's reasonable expenses and fees, together with other expenses, shall be paid as provided in the award.
e
If an arbitrator awards punitive damages or other exemplary relief under subsection (a) of this section, the arbitrator shall specify in the award the basis in fact justifying and the basis in law authorizing the award and state separately the amount of the punitive damages or other exemplary relief.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-111, see notes following § 16-4401. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 21 of the Uniform Arbitration Act (2000). See Vol. 7, Pt. I, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4421 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Feb. 27, 2008, D.C. Law 17-111, § 2(b), 55 DCR 1847.)