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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


insufficient evidence
n.
The condition of not having enough evidence to support a claim at trial, determined by the court and resulting in a directed verdict for the defendant.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


insufficient evidence
Evidence so inadequate that a court will find that the prosecution or plaintiff has no basis upon which to proceed, and will most likely dismiss the case.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


insufficient evidence
n. Evidence so inadequate to prove an assertion that it will not even support a presumption.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

insufficient evidence
n.
   a finding (decision) by a trial judge or an appeals court that the prosecution in a criminal case or a plaintiff in a lawsuit has not proved the case because the attorney did not present enough convincing evidence. Insufficient evidence usually results in dismissal of the case after the prosecution or the plaintiff has completed his/her introduction of evidence or, if on appeal, reversal of the judgment by the trial court.
   See also: evidence, finding

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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