finding of fact

The result of reasoning from the evidentiary facts. Greenbeig v Lee, 196 Or 157, 248 P2d 324, 35 ALR2d 567. A conclusion drawn by the trial court from the facts without the exercise of legal judgment. 53 Am J1st Trial § 1132. A written statement of an ultimate fact as found by the court, signed by the court, and filed in court, often required by statute as support for the decision and judgment in a trial to the court. 53 Am J1st Trial § 1131. A finding made by arbitrators. 5 Am J2d, Arb & A § 127. Finding of referee or master. The finding of a coroner or medical examiner at an inquest conducted to ascertain the cause of death of a person. 18 Am J2d Corn § 16. In a trial to the court, the court makes findings. A jury, on the other hand, ordinarily makes no findings of fact. It arrives at a verdict, making findings of fact only as special findings or a special verdict is required in a particular case. State ex rel. Higgins v Beloit, 74 Wis 267, 269, 42 NW 110. See special finding; special verdict.

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