Preponderance of Evidence

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Definition of Preponderance of Evidence

In a civil claim the plaintiff must prove their claim with a preponderance of evidence. This burden of proof differs from a criminal case where the plaintiff must prove their claim "beyond a shadow of doubt". Burden of proof can be provided through testimony, evidence and exhibits. The amount of evidence required varies from claim to claim, but generally, a preponderance of evidence is considered enough evidence to convince the court that what the plaintiff seeks to prove is true.

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