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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The Defendant's jurisdictional challenge, asserting that the Court of First Instance had no international jurisdiction and that jurisdiction belong to the courts of India, was dismissed on the grounds that the Claimant's action was for the invalidation of guarantees signed by the Claimant in Dubai (the dispositive fact occurred in Dubai).
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.