Information and belief (law of evidence)

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English[edit | edit source]

  • on information and belief
  • upon information and belief

Dutch[edit | edit source]

  • op basis van informatie en overtuiging


In the law of evidence, the phrase information and belief identifies a statement that is made, not from firsthand knowledge, but "based on secondhand information that the declarant believes is true".[1]

The phrase is often used in legal pleadings, declarations under penalty of perjury, and affidavits under oath[2]. It is often used in a phrase similar to: "The plaintiff is informed and believes, and upon such information and belief alleges".[3] This "protects the maker of the statement from claims of outright falsehood or perjury".[4]

Examples of usage[edit | edit source]

"Op basis van informatie en overtuiging wist eiser van die schikking van 2015 en toch, jaren daarna, gaf eiser de gedaagden geen duidelijke kennisgeving dat, naar de mening van de eiser, de toekomstige XRP-verkopen van gedaagden, zoals toegestaan ​​door de overeenkomst, toch een schending zouden vormen van een andere federale wet, 'zei het antwoord.

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References[edit | edit source]

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  1. Bryan A. Garner ed., Black's Law Dictionary 783 (7th ed. 1999)
  2. The Free Dictionary
  3. The Southeastern reporter, Volume 108
  4. The Free Dictionary