triers of fact

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89) This joinder has exacerbated the tension between common law and admiralty triers of fact, (90) and courts have struggled to determine which fact-finder should hear these hybrid cases.
I would seek to preserve the principle that in the resolution of disputes in litigation, issues of credibility will be decided by human triers of fact, using their experience of human affairs and basing judgment upon their assessment of the witness and on consideration of how an individual's evidence fits into the general picture revealed on a consideration of the whole of the case.
Second, until 1988, it was a requirement to warn triers of fact of the dangers of convicting on the uncorroborated evidence of an unsworn child.
To help triers of fact understand the impact of different types of financial transactions or attach a measurable value to a plaintiff's injury CPAs often are called on to serve as expert witnesses.
In the Appellate Court's view there was sufficient evidence, without the necessity of resorting to the usual need for expert medical testimony, that reasonable lay triers of fact could find that the failure of a respiratory therapist employed by a corporation, and not the defendant hospital, was the proximate cause of an infant aspirating her own vomit which caused her to go into respiratory and cardiac arrest.
The traditional adversarial courtroom model, which views jurors as passive triers of fact, is being correctly challenged," Shevin, the committee's chair, said in oral arguments February 4 at the Florida Supreme Court.
In the cases to date, the triers of fact appear to have been able to acknowledge expertise without falling victim to the "mystic infallibility" syndrome.
A qualified opinion rendered during legal proceedings must be able to withstand the scrutiny of intense and hostile cross-examination to be considered credible by a jury or other triers of fact.
Such experts educate triers of fact as to reasonable responses to harassment, and ultimately, as to whether the alleged misconduct at issue constitutes harassment.
The court dismissed the argument that the cap would reduce systemic costs of the civil justice system and relieve triers of fact from the burden of having to assess what "reformers" said were "inherently unmeasurable" noneconomic damages.