Smola v. Greenleaf Orthopedic Associates, S.C.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2011 IL App (2d) 111277
Decision Date: 
December 27, 2012
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Lake Co.
Justice: 
HUTCHINSON
Holding: 
Vacated and remanded.
Illinois Uniform Arbitration Act is silent as to whether an arbitrator may reconsider the merits of an award before the award becomes final. Thus, arbitrator has authority to entertain a motion to reconsider as long as parties' agreement does not prohibit arbitrator from doing so, including language that an award would be final when issued. (McLAREN and HUDSON, concurring.)