Burden-of-evidence definitions

The burden on a party seeking to support a claim or defense at trial to produce sufficient evidence at trial to have the issue merit consideration by the fact-finder. Also called burden of going forward (with evidence), burden of introducing evidence, burden of proceeding, burden of producing evidence, burden of production, duty of producing evidence, and production burden. See also proof (burden of proof), verdict, dismissal, nonsuit, and prima facie case.