If he simply decides to appeal, the case would go to an arbitration panel.
But when they came together in what worked like an arbitration process, they found common ground.
In the end, after Allred had dropped her, she went to arbitration against Citibank, representing herself, and lost.
late 14c., "absolute decision," from Old French arbitracion, from Latin arbitrationem (nominative arbitratio) "judgment, will," noun of action from past participle stem of arbitrari "to be of an opinion, give a decision," from arbiter (see arbiter). Meaning "settlement of a dispute by a third party" is from 1630s.
The settling of disputes (especially labor disputes) between two parties by an impartial third party, whose decision the contending parties agree to accept. Arbitration is often used to resolve conflict diplomatically to prevent a more serious confrontation.