2015 Iowa Code
TITLE XV - JUDICIAL BRANCH AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
SUBTITLE 5 - SPECIAL ACTIONS
CHAPTER 679C - MEDIATION
Section 679C.104 - Privilege against disclosure — admissibility — discovery.


1.  Except as otherwise provided in section 679C.106, a mediation communication is privileged as provided in subsection 2 and is not subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in a proceeding unless the privilege is waived or precluded as provided by section 679C.105.

2.  In a proceeding, the following privileges shall apply:

a.  A mediation party may refuse to disclose, and may prevent any other person from disclosing, a mediation communication.

b.  A mediator may refuse to disclose a mediation communication, and may prevent any other person from disclosing a mediation communication of the mediator.

c.  A nonparty participant may refuse to disclose, and may prevent any other person from disclosing, a mediation communication of the nonparty participant.

3.  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.

2005 Acts, ch 68, §9; 2006 Acts, ch 1010, §158

Referred to in 679C.103, 679C.105, 679C.106, 679C.109

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