2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-1802. Definitions.

12 OK Stat § 12-1802 (2015) What's This?

As used in the Dispute Resolution Act:

1. "Initiating party" means the party who first seeks mediation.

2. "Mediation" means the process of resolving a dispute with the assistance of a mediator outside of a formal court proceeding.

3. "Mediator" means any person certified pursuant to the provisions of the Dispute Resolution Act or the District Court Mediation Act to assist in the resolution of a dispute.

4. "Party" means an individual person, company, or governmental agency.

5. "Resolution" means the final determination of the dispute, arrived at by the parties upon their own initiative or by anyone authorized in writing to act in their behalf or with the help of a mediator.

6. "Responding party" means the party who is named by the initiating party as the other party in a dispute where mediation is sought.

Added by Laws 1983, c. 78, § 2, operative July 1, 1983. Amended by Laws 2000, c. 323, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.

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