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the duty of proving a disputed charge

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Weinstein's ruling said, "Plaintiff must establish by a preponderance of evidence that the Bank recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally, and proximately, caused plaintiff's injuries, either by the Bank's own actions or in a conspiracy with Hamas or other terrorist organizations.
In her book, she sets out to prove by the preponderance of evidence in the Word that God always looked at women and men as equal.
Kentucky (922 KAR 1:330, Section 1(9) & (11)) defines "substantiated" as: (a) an admission of abuse, neglect, or dependency by the person responsible; (b) a judicial finding of child abuse, neglect, or dependency; or (c) a preponderance of evidence exists that abuse, neglect, or dependency was committed by the person alleged to be responsible.
Galileo was aware that he could not produce a rigorously valid and decisive proof of the heliocentric view, but he nevertheless held that the preponderance of evidence favored the Copernican system.
Simply put: Appellate courts should not reweigh evidence or decide where the preponderance of evidence lies.
Zimmerman's lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence - a relatively low legal standard - that he acted in self-defence at a pre-trial hearing to prevent the case from going to trial.
Lovins and Cohen present a preponderance of evidence both for the existence of climate change and for the effectiveness of taking up climate capitalism, the phrase coined to describe the process of cashing in on the green movement.
The Supreme Court did not accept Microsoft's request to lower the standard of proof, for challenges to the validity of a properly issued patent, from clear and convincing evidence to a preponderance of evidence.
Quite reasonably, decisions of this kind are based on the preponderance of evidence, also known as the balance of probabilities.
A preponderance of evidence suggests that where safety is a priority, highly complex, interrelated processes and tasks are best performed by teams.
14) Ultimately, the government urged a preponderance of evidence standard, distinguishing the cases cited by petitioners as irrelevant in the wartime context.
The preponderance of evidence suggests he went round there to assist and consult on spark plugs," Gibson told the jury, adding, "There's no firm or reliable evidence that Ali was a party to carrying out an assault against Bjorn.
The courts have allowed taxpayers who rely upon erroneous advice of a tax professional to avoid the section 6662 penalty Although this is not an absolute defense, the taxpayer claiming this protection must prove by a preponderance of evidence that (1) the adviser was a competent professional, (2) the taxpayer provided necessary and accurate information to the adviser and (3) the taxpayer relied in good faith on the adviser's judgment.
The preponderance of evidence from general relationships led to policies that were to be accepted as universally applicable scientific theory.
Today we have a preponderance of evidence that those facilities and services with higher levels of registered nurse staffing demonstrate improved patient and financial outcomes.