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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We, like the Appellate Division, are troubled by what appears to be a substantial payment to a fact witness in exchange for minimal testimony.
(arguing that the monopoly power of the fact witness, as opposed to
Indeed, the lying witness and incredulous jury concerns are even stronger with respect to the plea-bargaining witness than with expert witnesses or fact witnesses who have taken money from the media, because the plea-bargaining witness's interest in standing by particular statements goes beyond monetary gain and implicates her very liberty.
Section 6103 identifies 13 exceptions to the general confidentiality rule, allowing the disclosure of return information in certain circumstances.(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.(23)
"I'm clearly not a fact witness, but I hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we're seeing now .a.a.
"As such, his conduct in authorising the FISA surveillance at issue in the joint congressional investigation makes him a fact witness central to the ongoing investigation of potential FISA abuse," read the articles of impeachment, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Faggiano of Brookline, said the decision appears to require a fact witness to engage in the creation of an expert opinion by applying policies to facts.
The first day began with mock direct and cross examinations performed by the instructors on a fact witness. The instructors provided participants practice tips based on the demonstration, then participants broke into small groups, of no more than eight participants, who then took turns examining fact witnesses.
This is especially true if a fact witness or an adverse expert blurts out a phrase during cross-examination that you want the jurors to remember during their deliberations.
Sood regarding an attorney who served as Latson's advocate during his incarceration and who likely will be called as a fact witness at trial.