- A privilege under § 16-4203 may be waived in a record or orally during a proceeding if it is expressly waived by all parties to the mediation and:
- In the case of the privilege of a mediator, it is expressly waived by the mediator; and
- In the case of the privilege of a nonparty participant, it is expressly waived by the nonparty participant.
- A person that discloses or makes a representation about a mediation communication which prejudices another person in a proceeding is precluded from asserting a privilege under § 16-4203, but only to the extent necessary for the person prejudiced to respond to the representation or disclosure.
- A person that intentionally uses a mediation to plan, attempt to commit, or commit a crime, or to conceal an ongoing crime or ongoing criminal activity, is precluded from asserting a privilege under § 16-4203.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 16-87, see notes following § 16-4201.
This section is based upon § 5 of the Uniform Mediation Act. See 7A, Pt. II, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.
DC CODE § 16-4204
Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-87, § 2(b), 53 DCR 1075.)