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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both parties, using different triers of fact, could prevail on their respective claims without prejudicing the other party or arriving at inconsistent results, a trial judge may separate the claims in the interests of preserving constitutional rights, clarity, or judicial economy.
Because triers of fact are increasingly multigenerational, plaintiffs, defendants, and witnesses need to understand each age group's thought processes, attitudes, information needs, and attention spans, and be prepared to address them specifically.
A qualified opinion rendered during legal proceedings must be able to withstand the scrutiny of intense and hostile cross-examination to be considered credible by a jury or other triers of fact.
The court dismissed the argument that the cap would reduce systemic costs of the civil justice system and relieve triers of fact from the burden of having to assess what "reformers" said were "inherently unmeasurable" noneconomic damages.
In most American civil jury trials today, or at least certainly in the trials of most personal injury cases, no reasonable person could view the triers of fact as a jury of the defendants' peers.
Gives guidance about applicable standards, rules and laws to practitioners serving as consultant, experts, triers of fact, special masters, mediators and arbitrators (# 055297JA).
When possible, triers of fact seem to prefer that accountant experts use positive phrases such as "my analysis indicates .
While we thought the evidence was more than sufficient to meet the burden of proof, two independent triers of fact had not arrived at a verdict.
Although it may be purely coincidental, it also is possible that the distinct disparity in their conclusions occurs for the same reason that experts are needed to assist male and female triers of fact understand what constitutes sexual harassment and its impact on the victim.
Has guidance for practitioners on the standards, rules and laws that apply to serving as consultants, experts, triers of fact, special masters, mediators and arbitrators.
What yardstick do triers of fact use to determine not only whether people have experienced sexual harassment, but also the extent of emotional distress injuries sustained and the amount of financial compensation to which plaintiffs are entitled?