Title 9, Chapter 9, Section 80
(a) All findings of the arbitrators with respect to which no
application for a review thereof is filed in due time shall be final
and conclusive between the parties as to all matters submitted to
the arbitrators; but either party to the dispute may, within 30 days
from the date the findings are entered upon the minutes of the court
authorizing the arbitration, appeal from the findings to the
superior court of the county in which the arbitration was
authorized. When an appeal is made, all findings shall be final and
conclusive between the parties as to all matters submitted to the
arbitrators only upon the final disposition of the appeal as
provided by this article.
(b) The party conceiving himself to be aggrieved may file an
application in writing to the referee of the arbitration panel
asking for an appeal from the findings, stating generally the
grounds upon which the appeal is sought. In the event the appeal is
filed as provided in this Code section, the referee shall, within 30
days from the filing of the same, cause a true copy of the
submission, findings, and all other parts of the record, including a
transcript of evidence and proceedings, to be transmitted to the
clerk of the superior court to which the case is appealable. The
case so appealed may thereupon be brought on for a hearing before
the superior court upon such record by either party on ten days'
written notice to the other; subject, however, to an assignment of
the same for hearing by the court.
(c) The findings of fact made by the arbitrators shall, in the
absence of fraud, be conclusive but, upon the hearing, the court
shall set aside the findings if it is found that:
(1) The findings were procured by fraud;
(2) There is no evidence to support the findings of fact by the
(3) The findings are contrary to law.
(d) No findings shall be set aside by the court upon any grounds
other than one or more of the grounds above-stated. If not set aside
upon one or more of the stated grounds, the court shall affirm the
findings so appealed from. Upon the setting aside of any such
findings, the court may recommit the controversy to the arbitration
panel for further hearing or proceeding in conformity with the
judgment and opinion of the court or the court may enter the proper
judgment upon the findings, as the nature of the case may demand.
The decree of the court shall have the same effect and all
proceedings in relation thereto shall thereafter be the same as
though rendered in an action heard and determined by the court.
(e) An appeal from the decision of the arbitration panel shall
operate as a supersedeas and no defendant shall be required to make
payment of the amount involved in the submission in the case so
appealed until the question at issue therein has been fully
determined in accordance with this article. The defendant may
voluntarily make payment, however, prior to final disposition of the