substantial evidence

Evidence beyond a scintilla; evidence affording a substantial basis of fact from which the fact in issue can reasonably be inferred. 31 Am J Rev ed Lab § 338. Such relevant evidence as a reasonable man would accept as adequate to support the conclusion sought to be drawn from it. Anno: 123 ALR 647; 83 L Ed 691. Such evidence as will convince reasonable men and on which such men may not reasonably differ as to whether it establishes a case or defense. Morton v Mooney, 97 Mont 1, 33 P2d 262. Substantial evidence means more than a mere scintilla. It is of substantial and relevant consequence and excludes vague, uncertain, or irrelevant matter. It implies a quality of proof which induces conviction and makes an impression on reason. It means that one weighing the evidence takes into consideration the facts presented to him and all reasonable inferences, deductions and conclusions to be drawn therefrom and, considering them in their entirety and relation to each other, arrives at a fixed conviction. NLRB v Union Pacific Stages (CA9) 99 F2d 153.

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