Finder of Fact

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Finder of Fact

In law, person or group assigned to determine whether and how an event occurred. For example, a finder of fact may be asked whether an accused person in fact robbed a bank. The finder of fact is generally a judge or jury. The finder of fact is also called the trier of fact.
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On the other hand, judges themselves see the Benthamite critique as a reason for them to ignore the rules of evidence when they are sitting at bench trials, (5) considering themselves to be closer to the ideal fact finder and believing themselves more able to assign all relevant information its proper weight.
Written by a panel of financial experts, Finance Fact Finder covers core information on financial management strategy, asset management, taxation and auditing and accounting regulations.
As a result, a successful direct of a fact witness is one that makes the fact finder like and respect the witness and gives the fact finder emotional and factual reasons to find in favor of the party who offers the witness.
01 and requires the fact finder to be persuaded, considering all the evidence in the case, that the proposition is 'more probably true than not true.
The first edition of this work was published under the title The Internet Fact Finder for Lawyers: How to Find Anything on the Net.
The recommendations of the neutral fact finder provided a roadmap to settle both economic and non-economic issues.
In an ADR setting, plaintiff and defendant must agree on the appointment of a fact finder, rather than a judge, and agree on various ground rules.
We got a handle on the issues,'' Wesson, whose role as fact finder was made at the request of Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys.
Fact Finder (Reg Akehurst/Tyrone Williams) sets a record time for the race when he wins the Lincoln at Doncaster from Ottergayle (Peter Walwyn/Nick Howe).
A good close restates a summary of the expert's opinion in response to a series of closing questions that reinforce the testimony, reassure the fact finder that the expert is without bias and offer a final opportunity to persuade the fact finders of the expert's unequivocal belief in the opinion.
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