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Act 236 of 1961
Chapter 49A

Section 600.4951SectionMediation of civil action based on tort; exception; time for referring action to mediation; hearing.
Section 600.4953SectionMediation panel; selection and qualifications of member; judge as member; grounds for disqualification as mediator.
Section 600.4955SectionMediation clerk; designation; setting time and place for mediation hearing; notice; adjournments.
Section 600.4957SectionMediation fee.
Section 600.4959SectionSubmission of documents and brief or summary to mediation clerk; penalty for failure to submit materials.
Section 600.4961SectionRight of party to attend mediation hearing; personal appearance to demonstrate unusual conditions; testimony prohibited; rules of evidence inapplicable; factual information; limitation on oral presentation; requests and inquiries by panel; admissibility of statements, briefs, or summaries.
Section 600.4963SectionEvaluation by panel; notice; indicating award not unanimous; determination that action or defense is frivolous; posting cash or surety bond; payment of costs and attorney fees; separate awards; treating claims as single claim.
Section 600.4965SectionFiling written acceptance or rejection of evaluation; failure to file as rejection; disclosure of acceptance or rejection; notice; provisions applicable to mediations involving multiple parties.
Section 600.4967SectionEntry of judgment; action to proceed to trial upon rejection; placing copies of evaluation, acceptances, and rejections in sealed envelope; filing envelope with clerk of court; opening envelope; evaluation not exceeding jurisdictional limitation of district court.
Section 600.4969SectionPayment of actual costs; adjustment of verdict; scope of actual costs; condition prohibiting award of costs.
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