Start your own thread for better help and include who the original credit card was with - what bank - and what year did you first default on the account. You can also read the link in my signature below for further info on where to start.
I would NEVER file an arbitration case until a Judge grants my MTC. Only in the rare case of not yet being sued and having a Credit One or CitiBank card agreement would I ever say arb should come first.
I think you have the complete wrong idea of how things work. You are winning but you are frustrated? I don't get it.
Yes. You need to read up on threads about the arbitration process. I have explained it on these boards countless times over 5 years. Once you get the commencement papers from JAMS, file a NOTICE with the court showing that you have complied with the court's order and commenced arbitration with a copy of the JAMS letters as your proof.
The attorneys very likely get electronic notifications on their cases anyway, so I'm sure they know about it.
Perfect! Now is a great time to send a short, simple and respectful settlement offer to the attorney. I usually email the attorney and say something like, "in the interest of further time and expense on this case, I am willing to offer your client a settlement of mutual dismissal with prejudice in this matter. I am willing to dismiss with prejudice my pending arbitration case in JAMS in exchange for a dismissal with prejudice of the XXX County Court case #YYY. This offer expires in 14 days." - anything like that should get the ball rolling.