Fact Situation

Fact Situation

A concise description of all the occurrences or circumstances of a particular case, without any discussion of their consequences under the law. The fact situation, sometimes referred to as a fact pattern, is a summary of what took place in a case for which relief is sought. The fact situation of one case is almost always distinguishable from that of another case.

When one case with a particular fact situation has been decided, an attorney may use it as precedent and relate it to another similar case on which he or she is currently working.

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Brugh where the fact situation was unusual and not likely to be repeated.
Students were given a problem fact situation from a case involving admiralty law that they had to argue.
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9) Kaplow suggests that the primary distinction between rules and standards is that rules are legal commands that seek to determine an outcome on a particular fact situation ex ante.
The question of relation back of the amendment turns on fair notice of the same general fact situation from which the claim arises.
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It is evident from student feedback that once they apply a given concept to a problem scenario, or fact situation, they begin to understand it.
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On the other hand, a claim which demands relief upon one asserted fact situation, and asks an investigation of the elements appropriate to the requested relief, cannot be amended to discard that basis and invoke action requiring examination of other matters not germane to the first claim.
The applicable fact situation is true to the real case.
Opinion 73-14 stated that a lawyer may ethically sue his client for recovery of a fee only when necessary to prevent "fraud or gross imposition by the client" and that the question of what constitutes "fraud or gross imposition" will be answered only as each fact situation arises.