Burden of Proof
- To win a lawsuit, those involved must provide enough evidence to make their case. This is a legal requirement. In civil cases, such as tax court, the burden of proof is decided by the most evidence. Except in cases of tax fraud, the burden of proof in a tax case generally is on the taxpayer.
duty to produce evidence, establish facts, legal persuasion
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Bill of Sale (BS) — Acronym, Important,
- A written document that serves as evidence of the transfer of title to personal property.
- Errors and Omissions Insurance — Definition,
- Insurance that protects architects, home inspectors and contractors from claims by clients for professional mistakes.
- Full Income Verification — Definition,
- A requirement for fully documented proof of income; loans of this type usually offer lower interest rates than no-income or "no-doc" verification loans.
- Lawsuit — Definition,
- A suit brought before a court in order to remedy an alleged injustice.
- Oral Agreement — Definition,
- A spoken, unwritten legal agreement, worth the paper it's printed on.
- Settlement — Definition,
- An agreement between the parties of a legal case.
- Title — Definition,
- Evidence of a person's right to possession ownership of a property.