trier of fact

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trier of fact

n. the judge or jury responsible for deciding factual issues in a trial. If there is no jury the judge is the trier of fact as well as the trier of the law. In administrative hearings, an administrative law judge, a board, commission, or referee may be the trier of fact.

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where y is the amount the arbitrator awards to player B, R is the fact-finder's recommendation about what player B should receive, [gamma] is the weight the arbitrator puts on the factfinder's recommendation, and D is the arbitrator's estimate of what a fair settlement for player B would be.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the problem of assessing prior odds in the face of virtual ignorance has engaged (and perplexed) mathematical philosophers, statisticians, and even legal scholars for years, especially in the context of continuous distributions or other multi-part partitions.(13) In asserting that the rational adjudicative fact-finder will use even prior odds, Judge Posner pays no attention to this discourse.
If an expert's testimony is unsupported by any school of thought in the medical community, the fact-finder then could simply dismiss the evidence without being overwhelmed by the complexity of the testimony.
When confronted with this evidence, the fact-finder has no reason to believe that two independent witnesses would come forward with false testimony.
to the fact-finder being able to understand all of the evidence
It might also be that, being human, a judge when acting as fact-finder proceeds in essentially the same manner, testing whether the already conjoined elements are more likely than not.
At stake is the proposition that, where scientific expert evidence is unable to verify a causal link between a defendant's creation of risk and a plaintiffs suffering, a legal fact-finder may infer such a link.
That's in line with the fact-finder's recommendations.
In this case, foreseeability is a question for the fact-finder, the court said.
However, appeal jurisprudence on the primary fact-finder's epistemic advantage points to a reconciliation in the IMM majority's self-contradiction, based on the distinction between evidence delivery and evidentiary context.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Rajab 27, 1437, May 04, 2016, SPA -- A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on trial for possible removal from office, according to AP.
) - Some twelve Tunisian travel agencies have been invited to a fact-finder tour in Northern Cyprus from April 25 to 28 organised by Turkish Airlines and Turkish tour operator "Celex Travel."