insufficient evidence

insufficient evidence

n. a finding (decision) by a trial judge or an appeals court that the prosecution in a criminal case or a plaintiff in a lawsuit has not proved the case because the attorney did not present enough convincing evidence. Insufficient evidence usually results in dismissal of the case after the prosecution or the plaintiff has completed his/her introduction of evidence or, if on appeal, reversal of the judgment by the trial court. (See: finding)

insufficient evidence

noun a negligible amount of evidence, absence of sufficient evidence, bereft of eviience, deficient amount of evidence, devoid of sufficient proof, failing proof, inadequate amount of persuasive facts, inadequate confirmation, inadequate facts to prove the point in question, inadequate means of proof, inadequate proof, inadequate proof of facts, inadequate substantiation, incomplete evidence, insufficient admitted testimony, insufficient body of facts, insufficient corroboration, insuffiiient facts to establish the point in issue, insufficient means of proving a fact, insufficient proof at trial, insufficient veriiication, lacking proof, lean on evidence, meager degree of evidence, paltry amount of evidence, scant testimony, slim proof, sparse proof, thin evidence, weak on evidence
Associated concepts: dismissal of an action, woefully insuffiiient evidence
See also: nonsuit
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However, the SFA say there is insufficient evidence for that.
For example, in the anticonvulsant category, the panel found strong evidence for pregabalin as an agent to reduce pain and improve physical function and quality of life (level A), moderate evidence for gabapentin and sodium valproate (level B), and insufficient evidence to support or refute the use of topiramate (level U).
POLICE have dropped a theft case against Peaches Geldof because there was insufficient evidence, it has been revealed The 22-year-old, who denied allegations she stole a EUR80 dress from Vintage King in Camden Stables, North London, will not face charges for the offence.
But, although seven men were arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said yesterday there was insufficient evidence to press charges against anyone.
Prosecutor Mohammad Tayyab said the judge had ruled there was insufficient evidence against the men and added that prosecutors could challenge this in the high court.
They were acquitted on the basis of insufficient evidences against them, the prosecutor Mohammad Tayyab said that we have produced some 32 witnesses before the court but still the judge found insufficient evidence.
But the Crown Prosecution Service announced yesterday that there was insufficient evidence to secure prosecutions against the pair.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The al-Rasafa prosecution on Sunday released journalist Riad Qassem after more than 20 days of detention for lack of insufficient evidence to implicate him, according to the official spokesman for Iraq's higher judicial council.
A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "We advised Lancashire Police there was insufficient evidence to prosecute for offences of stirring up religious or racial hatred and there was insufficient evidence to prosecute under the public order act, and we advised Lancashire Police if they come to us with more evidence we will review the case.
In 2005, police interviewed child murderer Robert Black but have now been told there is insufficient evidence.
THERE is insufficient evidence to bring a prosecution over the death of ITN journalist Terry Lloyd, the Crown, said Prosecution Service.
There is insufficient evidence to conclude that feedback mechanisms are built into most government communication systems, and that is certainly true in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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