2021 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 17 - Georgia Uniform Mediation Act
§ 9-17-3. Mediation Communication as Privileged; Use of Mediation Evidence
- Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 9-17-6, a mediation communication is privileged as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section and is not subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in a proceeding unless waived or precluded as provided by Code Section 9-17-4.
- In a proceeding, the following privileges apply:
- A mediation party may refuse to disclose and may prevent any other person from disclosing a mediation communication;
- A mediator may refuse to disclose a mediation communication and may prevent any other person from disclosing a mediation communication of the mediator; and
- A nonparty participant may refuse to disclose and may prevent any other person from disclosing a mediation communication of the nonparty participant.
- Evidence or information that is otherwise admissible or subject to discovery does not become inadmissible or protected from discovery solely by reason of its disclosure or use in a mediation.
(Code 1981, §9-17-3, enacted by Ga. L. 2021, p. 646, § 2/SB 234.)
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