Law Dictionary

burden of production

  1. :  the responsibility of the party that is presenting an issue or fact to produce evidence sufficient to support a favorable finding on that issue or fact —called also burden of coming forward with the evidence, burden of going forward with the evidence

Additional Notes on burden of production

The burden of production must be met in order to avoid a dismissal or directed verdict. Both parties to a suit usually have burdens of production during the course of a suit, and often motions (as for summary judgment) impose a burden of production.

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