Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Have You Ever Been Threatened During Mediation?

F. S. 838.021, Corruption by Threat Against Public Servant, makes it a felony to harm or to threaten harm with the intent or purpose to influence a public servant to do, or not do, an act within the discretion of the public servant, or in violation, or performance, of a public duty. While providing mediation services in a court-ordered mediation are you considered to be a “public servant”? Unless you are covered under the specific provisions of F.S. 838.014(6), Definitions, you won’t like the answer provided in F.S. 838.014(6)(c), Definitions.

So, do you think the statute should be changed?

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