Arbitration Hearing In the event of a monetary dispute between managing brokers of separate offices, a Grievance may be filed to request an Arbitration Hearing. Every member of the Mid­Fairfield County Association of REALTORS® agrees to submit to arbitration by the MFCAR facilities as defined in Article 17 of the Code of Ethics. Once the Grievance Committee determines that an arbitrable matter exists, the parties may voluntarily proceed to Mediation and if Mediation is unsuccessful, the matter will be forwarded for an Arbitration Hearing. The Arbitration Hearing Panel will determine the prevailing party after hearing presentations by both parties, their witnesses and/or their attorneys, hearing cross examination and the answers to the panelists’ questions and by examining the presented evidence. It should be noted that Connecticut state law requires that the prevailing party receive the entire monetary award, in dispute. The disputed funds may not be divided in any way.