658H-1 Short title
658H-2 Definitions
658H-3 Scope
658H-4 Privilege against disclosure; admissibility; discovery
658H-5 Waiver and preclusion of privilege
658H-6 Exceptions to privilege
658H-7 Prohibited mediator reports
658H-8 Confidentiality
658H-9 Mediator’s disclosure of conflicts of interest; background
658H-10 Participation in mediation
658H-11 International commercial mediation
658H-12 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
658H-13 Application to existing agreements or referrals

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 658H - Uniform Mediation Act

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • articles: includes amended and restated articles of incorporation, and articles of merger. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • board of directors: means the board of directors of a corporation except that no person or group of persons are the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to § 414D-131. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the articles) adopted pursuant to this chapter for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which the rules are designated. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Class: refers to a group of memberships which have the same rights with respect to voting, dissolution, redemption, and transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corporation: means a nonprofit corporation unless otherwise specified. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Department: means the department of commerce and consumer affairs, unless the context otherwise requires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Department director: means the director of the department of commerce and consumer affairs, unless the context otherwise requires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Directors: means individuals, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and individuals elected or appointed by any other name or title, to act as members of the board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Distribution: means the payment of a dividend or any part of the income or profit of a corporation to its members, directors, or officers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • filing: means filed in the office of the department director. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation organized under a law other than the law of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Member: means (without regard to what a person is called in the articles or bylaws) any person or persons having the rights and obligations of membership pursuant to a corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Membership: refers to the rights and obligations a member or members have pursuant to a corporation's articles, bylaws, and this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes any individual or entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Principal office: means the office (in or out of the State) so designated in the annual report where the principal offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under § 414D-153(b) for preparing the minutes of the directors' and members' meetings and for authenticating the records of the corporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-14