preponderance

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Overview

Generally, describes the standard that a party seeking to prove a fact in court must satisfy to have that fact legally established.  There are different standards in different circumstances. For example, in criminal cases, the burden...

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Definition

According to the Supreme Court in Colorado v. New Mexico, 467 U.S. 310 (1984), "clear and convincing” means that the evidence is highly and substantially more likely to be true than untrue; the fact finder must be convinced that the...

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Overview

Preponderance of the evidence is one type of evidentiary standard used in a burden of proof analysis. Under the preponderance standard, the burden of proof is met when the party with the burden convinces the fact finder that there is a...