The factual decision maker of a case. The judge for a bench trial (no jury) or a jury in a jury trial who determine the factual finding of the case as it applies to applicable law.
Usually the jury, but sometimes a judge, appointed to hear evidence and determine the truth from it.
Term includes both the jury and the court when the court is trying an issue of fact other than one relating to the admissibility of evidence. The jury is instructed to answer special interrogatories or, in a bench trial, the judge must make findings.
In civil cases, evidence is heard as to the facts, and the facts must be applied in the context of the applicable law. The entity that decides which facts are true is called the "trier of fact." This is usually a jury, but in non-jury cases, the trier of fact is a judge.
Judge or jury in a case who determines the outcome of the dispute.
The judge or jury in a trial -- whoever is to consider the facts of a case and decide whether the defendant is innocent or guilty.
The decision maker who will hear the evidence and decide the outcome of a claim. Can be an arbitrator at a hearing, or a judge or jury at trial.
The person or group of persons who has the responsibility of determining the facts relevant to decide a controversy. A jury has the role of the trier of fact in a jury trial; in a non-jury trial the judge sits both as a trier of fact (or fact-finder) and as the trier of law.
Trier of fact is a person who determines facts in a legal proceeding. To determine a fact is to decide, from the evidence, whether something existed or some event occurred. In a jury trial, the jury is the trier of fact.