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The DC Code: § 16-4204 Waiver and preclusion of privilege.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
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:
1
In the case of the privilege of a mediator, it is expressly waived by the mediator; and
2
In the case of the privilege of a nonparty participant, it is expressly waived by the nonparty participant.
b
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.
c
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. Uniform Law 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

Credits

(Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-87, § 2(b), 53 DCR 1075.)