First, I'm curious as to why you are not asking your attorney this question? Also, I'm unsure of whether you are talking about court mandated case evaluation or arbitration/mediation. If it is case evaluation, this is merely an attempt by the courts to resolve matters prior to trial. The court rules provide for a case evaluation, where if both sides accept the case evaluation, the case is settled. If it is arbitration/mediation, then the answer comes from the distinction between arbitration and mediation. Arbitration, which I believe you've stated is the route you have taken, is binding. that is, the decision of the arbitrator is final, no objections or appeal. Mediation, is non-binding. The mediator makes a recommendation, and/or attempts to broker a settlement agreement, this is usually not binding. For more info, please contact my office at (248) 985-7135.