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


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    • 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.
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    • A spoken, unwritten legal agreement, worth the paper it's printed on.
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    • An agreement between the parties of a legal case.
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    • Evidence of a person's right to possession ownership of a property.
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