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A person who signs an affidavit. The affiant certifies under penalty of perjury that the statements contained in the affidavit are true to the best of his/her knowledge.
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A person who makes a written statement under oath by way of an affidavit.

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That affiant has not participated as a party or a witness or in any other capacity in any other litigation concerning the custody of said child in this or in any other state, that there is no other custody proceeding pending concerning said child in a court of this or any other state; and that this affiant does not know of any person not a party to the proceedings who has physical custody of said child or who claims to have custody or visitation rights with respect to said child.
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(115) Another affiant, often quoted by Hausner, Rudolf Hoss, former commander of Auschwitz, had been executed in Poland.
actual knowledge of the affiant and the officer executing a search
For example, an affiant or deponent might testify to a statement
(80.) The Franks test not only applies to cases where false information is included in an affidavit, but also when affiants omit material facts "with the intent to make, or in reckless disregard of whether they thereby made, the affidavit misleading." United States v.
This affidavit generally must be prepared by a similarly qualified professional (e.g., licensed insurance producer) and must state that the affiant has reviewed the claim and believes there is a proper basis for the plaintiff to file it.
Transamerica occidental Life Insurance Co., (108) for example, the plaintiffs objected to an affidavit submitted with the defendant's summary judgment motion, claiming the affidavit recited facts that were not within the affiant's personal knowledge.
The affiant stated she had reviewed the patient's medical records and concluded that suit for medical malpractice was meritorious.