Dispositive Fact

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DISPOSITIVE FACT

Information or evidence that unqualifiedly brings a conclusion to a legal controversy.

Dispositive facts clearly settle an issue. The fact that the defendant in a personal injury case ran a red light and hit the plaintiff with his or her car settles the question of the defendant's

negligence and is, therefore, a dispositive fact.

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