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Coverage of the scandal could create greater headwinds for emerging technologies in health care, as some experts believe startups might now face a greater burden of proof to demonstrate their technology is effective.
Zimmerman was not in court when Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins said Dennis Warren failed to meet the burden of proof for protection against repeat violence, the injunction his attorney sought.
The burden of proof was on me, and at stake was my family’s support, the validity of my faith and my character.
The verdicts irritated Olympic leaders who believed the sports court applied the burden of proof of a criminal case.
According to legal experts, the fact that a jury found Cosby guilty under a higher burden of proof could bode well for civil plaintiffs, who aren’t required to meet that standard.
The appeals court stated Judge Jones should have included comments about the state's burden of proof on whether Riggs was provoked and killed Payne in the heat of passion, which applied to the lesser charge of provocation manslaughter.
Professor Acquisti suggests flipping the burden of proof.
House Bill 228 would shift the burden of proof from a defendant claiming self-defense to the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the individual did not use force in self-defense.
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burden of proof
legal Definition of burden of proof
- the burden of proof is sometimes upon the defendant to show his incompetency
- —W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
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