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� 1 In this appeal we must decide whether the trial court had jurisdiction to review Appellant’s petition to vacate a compulsory arbitration award filed 58 days after the prothonotary entered the arbitration award on the docket. We hold that under the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, a party challenging a compulsory arbitration award must file an appeal for a trial de novo. We further hold that a compulsory arbitration award becomes final and appealable after the arbitrators forward the award to the prothonotary and the award is entered on the docket pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. � 7361(d). Accordingly, we affirm the trial court’s order striking Appellant’s petition at this time with prejudice.

� 2 The relevant facts and procedural history of this appeal are as follows. Appellant is an attorney. In 1997, he contracted with Appellee, a temporary personnel agency, to provide him with secretarial services. Appellee billed Appellant $22,754.05 for the services provided by its laborers. However, Appellant paid only $15,618.77 for the services. Appellant refused to pay the remaining $7,135.28 because, as he later alleged, the quality of the work provided was not as guaranteed.

� 3 On January 30, 1998, Appellee filed a complaint seeking the unpaid balance on Appellant’s account ($7,135.28). On May 27, 1998, Appellant filed an amended complaint to which Appellant filed an answer asserting new matter and a counter-claim. Appellant’s counter claim alleged that the incompetence of Appellee’s laborers caused him damages in excess of $20,000.00.

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