reasonable certainty

reasonable certainty

Epistemological likelihood based on considerable evidence or the opinion of most experts that an event has resulted from a specific cause. The concept of reasonable certainty is a legal one; it implies a measure of proof acceptable to a jury in a court of law rather than a proof that might be acceptable to the most stringent scientist.
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A plaintiff seeking damages for breach of contract may not recover "for loss beyond an amount that the evidence permits be established with reasonable certainty." The rule of certainty is enforced most strongly where, as here, the plaintiff seeks to recover for a loss on a transaction separate from the transaction that gave rise to the breach.
Both versions, however, require industry to show "'a reasonable certainty of no harm," a standard used in the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act to evaluate pesticides.
That's because I know with reasonable certainty that it will rain in Barry on Tuesdays.
Whereas the EPA must now prove that a compound presents an unreasonable risk in order to implement a ban, Lautenberg's proposal would implement a model in which companies must demonstrate a "reasonable certainty of no harm" prior to the introduction of a new compound.
To find a chemical "safe," EPA must determine that there is a "reasonable certainty of no harm." Provisions in the draft House bill would require application of this standard to account for "aggregate and cumulative exposure to a chemical substance or mixture and that provides a reasonable certainty of no harm, including to vulnerable populations" and to "protect the public welfare from adverse effects, including effects on the environment."
"Unfortunately, these processes have dragged on for far too long with no reasonable certainty as to their end.
Blalock sets up "dates" with people she believes with reasonable certainty to be fugitives.
As required by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), EPA must make the finding that there is "reasonable certainty that no harm" will result to human health from aggregate and cumulative exposure to the pesticide before establishing a tolerance.
It stated that the taxpayers could not ascertain with reasonable certainty the total amount that they would ultimately recover and, therefore, could not take a theft loss deduction in the years claimed.
The Food Additives Amendment of 1958 requires that proposed new food additives be tested by manufacturers and accepted by the Food and Drug Administration as posing a "reasonable certainty of no harm." And it bans any chemical that causes cancer in animals.
They must wait until it can be established with reasonable certainty whether such reimbursement will be received.
What We Know With Reasonable Certainty. The number of hectares under cultivation during any given year is our most solid statistic.

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