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n. a decision on a fact made by a jury in its verdict and which the judge has requested the jury to determine as part of its deliberations. Often the judge gives a jury a list of decisions on findings of fact to be made to help the jurors focus on the issues. Example: Findings: Was defendant exceeding the speed limit?--yes; Was Defendant negligent?--yes; If Defendant was negligent, was the negligence a proximate cause of damages to defendant?--yes; and so forth. (See: special verdict)

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7 A severe deficiency of ADAMTS-13 activity is a specific finding for most patients with a diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) but is not present in those with a diagnosis of haemolytic uraemic syndrome.
FURTHER to our article of "Sexomniac Cleared Of Raping Teen girl" of July 5, we have been asked to point out that the jury found Stephen Davies not guilty of rape and, although he did admit to having sex with partners previously while asleep, and denies having sex with the alleged victim, the jury did not make a specific finding that he had sex while suffering from sexomnia.
He said: "In this particular case there is no specific finding that tells you what the cause of death was.
Denett made no specific finding on whether the GSA exemption violates the Small Business Act.
a contingent fee is a fee established for the performance of any service pursuant to an arrangement in which no fee will be charged unless a specific finding or result is obtained, or in which the amount of the fee is otherwise dependent upon the finding or result of such service.
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However, bone erosion is not a specific finding in aspergillosis of the paranasal sinuses; it can also be seen in tumors and even in hypertrophic sinusitis.
Similarly, basophilic stippling on a blood smear with or without anemia can be seen on a routine laboratory evaluation, but it is neither a sensitive nor a specific finding.
34] In addition, the surveillance order may be issued only if the reviewing judge makes a specific finding to that effect.
Vidmar, a professor at Duke University, is actually correct in his specific finding.
Lord Hutton made a very specific finding about the allegation that the (Iraq weapons) dossier was so-called 'sexed-up' or that intelligence was falsified, that that allegation was wrong," he said.
The team's specific finding involved establishing how E.