The great majority of jurisdictions in the United States recognize the rule that in civil cases "clear, positive, direct and undisputed testimony, not improbable or contradictory, given by an unimpeached witness, cannot be rejected or disregarded by either court or jury, unless the evidence discloses facts and circumstances which furnish a reasonable ground for so doing." It is the purpose of this comment to discuss (1) the reasons underlying this rule, and the extent to which it is recognized, rejected or limited in various jurisdictions; (2) the application of the rule to fact situations in jurisdictions where it is recognized.
Robert L. Cardon S.Ed.,
Mich. L. Rev.
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