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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It was his submission, after setting out the fact situation, that there was sufficient evidence for the Speaker to rule that he had raised a prima facie question of privilege; and, should the Speaker so conclude, that he would move a resolution referring the matter to the Committee on Internal Affairs for study and report to the House.
Having served as an arbitrator and chairperson over civil and ethics disputes has given me the ability to be patient, to listen to all sides, to search for the truth in every fact situation, and to judiciously apply the law to the facts, setting aside any preconceived notions.
The SJC may have taken this fact situation less seriously than what happened in Brennan because it involved high school students.
There is simply no way to address each and every fact situation by statute/codification.
State courts have struggled to determine when a taxpayer's business activities present an "unusual fact situation" and the extent to which that factor is relevant to an alternative apportionment analysis.
Another common fact situation is where the complainant appeared to be giving consent even though he or she later claims to have no recollection of doing so.
Brugh where the fact situation was unusual and not likely to be repeated."
Policies come in different flavors depending on your client's fact situation and risk profile.
Students were given a problem fact situation from a case involving admiralty law that they had to argue.
Dr Malik Baloch said it is fact situation in Quetta is bad for long time.
(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.