658A-1  Definitions.  In this chapter:

     “Arbitration organization” means an association, agency, board, commission, or other entity that is neutral and initiates, sponsors, or administers an arbitration proceeding or is involved in the appointment of an arbitrator.

     “Arbitrator” means an individual appointed to render an award, alone or with others, in a controversy that is subject to an agreement to arbitrate.

     “Court” means any district or circuit court of competent jurisdiction in this State, unless otherwise indicated.  In cases involving arbitration subject to chapter 89, chapter 377, or the National Labor Relations Act, “court” means the circuit court of the appropriate judicial circuit.

     “Knowledge” means actual knowledge.

     “Person” means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity.

     “Record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.