Balance of probabilities
Filed Under: Civil Litigation; Evidence; Labour and Employment Law; Torts
2 definitions found for this term.
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The Law of Torts, 6/e$70.00 – $112.00
A standard of proof satisfying a judge or jury that the facts at issue probably occurred as alleged. Sometimes referred to as a preponderance of the evidence or a 51 percent likelihood of occurrence.
Employment and Labour Law Toolbox, 2/e
What Ontario Employers Need to Know$35.00 – $56.00
Rule about the proof of facts. The party with the burden of proof, usually the plaintiff except in certain matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, must persuade the court or tribunal that the facts in dispute are more likely than not to have occurred.