§ 679C.101 Short title
§ 679C.102 Definitions
§ 679C.103 Scope
§ 679C.104 Privilege against disclosure — admissibility — discovery.
§ 679C.105 Waiver and preclusion of privilege
§ 679C.106 Exceptions to privilege
§ 679C.107 Prohibited mediator reports
§ 679C.108 Confidentiality
§ 679C.109 Mediator’s disclosure of conflicts of interest — background.
§ 679C.110 Participation in mediation
§ 679C.111 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
§ 679C.112 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 679C.113 Severability clause
§ 679C.114 Application to existing agreements or referrals
§ 679C.115 Mediator immunity

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 679C

  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Mediation: means a process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • Mediation communication: means a statement, whether oral or in a record, verbal or nonverbal, that occurs during a mediation or is made for purposes of considering, conducting, participating in, initiating, continuing, or reconvening a mediation or retaining a mediator. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • Mediation party: means an individual who participates in a mediation and whose agreement is necessary to resolve the dispute. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • Mediator: means an individual who conducts a mediation. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nonparty participant: means a person, other than a mediation party or mediator, that participates in a mediation. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • 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: 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. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • Proceeding: means any of the following:
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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. See Iowa Code 679C.102
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.