Dispositive Fact

Dispositive Fact

Information or evidence that unqualifiedly brings a conclusion to a legal controversy.

Dispositive facts clearly settle an issue. The fact that the defendant in a personal injury case ran a red light and hit the plaintiff with his or her car settles the question of the defendant's

Negligence and is, therefore, a dispositive fact.

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But it came up with a rather novel way to disregard that dispositive fact anyway:
And success is often measured in cost savings, efficiency, and the ability to find the dispositive facts quickly and effectively.