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prima facie case
The P must introduce sufficient facts at trial which, if believed, prove each element of the P's c/a.
Who determines if a prima facie case has been established?
The trial judge.
Define: Burden of Proof
1. P's burden of proving a prima facie case.
2. P's burden of persuasion - proof that the evidence proves the c/a or legal claim.
directed verdict
When the trial judge directs a verdict for one party against another party. (In criminal cases there can be no directed verdict against the defendant.)
complaint
A complaint asserts a legal claim (or c/a) alleging a violation of a legal right of the plaintiff by the defendant. A complaint demands a remedy for this claimed violation.