fact witness


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A person who perceived an event of interest to the court through one or more of the 5 senses

fact witness

A person who has knowledge of circumstances surrounding the events of the alleged incident in a complaint or petition for damages. Synonym: material witness
See also: witness
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Defense counsel countered that the witness fee was the statutory minimum and that there was no prohibition against paying a fact witness for time missed from work.
22) One exception allows the IRS to disclose return information to an independent expert or third-party fact witness to obtain information in connection with an examination.
arguing that the monopoly power of the fact witness, as opposed to
For example, a lawyer should not ask his or her fact witness about the color of a particular car before the witness has explained how he or she came to be in a position to see the car.
12) The designee's preparation should include a review of prior fact witness deposition testimony as well as documents and deposition exhibits, even if that review would he burdensome.
Tendick has extensive federal criminal trial experience and has conducted and participated in numerous suspect and fact witness interviews for complex white collar fraud investigations, including a corporate financial statement fraud investigation that lead to the indictment and conviction, at trial, of several corporate executives who were charged with a $550 million securities and mail fraud scheme which resulted in settlements with the USDOJ and the SEC totaling over $1.
Bernard Inventure, an out-of-state, non-party fact witness in the case, informs Alex that a records deposition subpoena has just been served on him by the plaintiff's counsel.
The court also refused to disqualify the, attorney from representing the client at a deposition, despite the fact that the attorney would likely be a necessary fact witness at trial due to his investigation of the matter on behalf of the client pre-suit.
Credibility and believability of the key fact witness was essential to Mr.