§ 19-13A-1 Title
§ 19-13A-2 Definitions
§ 19-13A-3 Scope
§ 19-13A-4 Privilege against disclosure–Admissibility–Discovery
§ 19-13A-5 Waiver and preclusion of privilege
§ 19-13A-6 Exceptions to privilege
§ 19-13A-7 Prohibited mediator reports
§ 19-13A-8 Confidentiality
§ 19-13A-9 Mediator’s disclosure of conflicts of interest–Background
§ 19-13A-10 Participation in mediation
§ 19-13A-11 International commercial mediation
§ 19-13A-12 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
§ 19-13A-13 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 19-13A-14 Severability clause
§ 19-13A-15 Application to existing agreements or referrals

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 19 > Chapter 13A - Uniform Mediation Act

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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 natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • 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.