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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The claim is that there are objective but variable standards of justification for knowledge and that one factor in this variability is the kind of information presented to the fact finder.
(57) A defendant infringes a plaintiff's patent if the fact finder determines that the patent claims, as construed by the court as a matter of law, (58) cover a use made by the defendant.
That's why specific words used when talking a client through a fact finder are so important.
In deciding to meet with me today, what were you hoping I could do for you?" I then use what I call a "Feeling Finder," not a "Fact Finder." Since the accumulation of cash value is a key ingredient, my presentation includes the cost of waiting just 30 days to begin the program.
If, for example, in the process of examining evidence a fact finder is aware of confirmation bias influences and makes sufficient allowances for the presence of evidence that does not support a hypothesis, the effect of prior expectations may be diminished.
It is for the fact finder to determine, based on a consideration of all the circumstances, the agreement of the parties with respect to the service to be rendered by the insurance agent and whether that service was performed with the skill and knowledge normally possessed by insurance agents under like circumstances.
It features a quote calculator, online booking system, vehicle customisation section and a fact finder covering CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
The first step to building a relationship is discovering your prospect's wants, needs, desires, and goals through an in-depth fact finder. Ask questions to find out what they like best about their current portfolio and savings accounts and what they like least.
Barrish, Fact Finder and Sharp Prospect had all made the fixture profitable for South Hatch followers in previous seasons, and in 1999 I was relying on the maestro's son, John, to do the business via Marsad.
The court held, inter alia, that the evidence was legally sufficient if, when viewed in a light most favorable to the prosecution, there existed any valid line of reasoning and permissible inferences that could lead a rational person to the conclusion reached by the fact finder. The court observed that the defendant, by his own admission, was the sole caretaker of the child during the time the mother was away at work.
Let us start with the basic purpose of courtroom witness communication, which is to convince the fact finder (judge or jury) that certain relevant and material facts support your claim.