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Evidentiary Inferences Allowed At The Court’s Discretion

In the case of Johnson v. Watkins, 70 Nev. 156, 262 P.2d 237 (1953) a truck driver tried to invoke the rule regarding evidentiary inferences in his favor.  According the Nevada Supreme Court an evidentiary inference is: a logical and reasonable conclusion of a fact not presented by direct evidence but which, by process of logic and reason, a trier of fact may conclude exists from the established facts. Although an inference may give rise to a rebuttable presumption in appropriate cases, an … [Read more...]