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Riley Hill General Contractor, Inc. v. Tandy Corp.

Supreme Court of Oregon
737 P.2d 595 (1987)


Riley Hill General Contractor, Inc. (Riley) (plaintiff) sued Tandy Corporation (Tandy) (defendant) for fraud. The trial judge instructed the jury that Riley bore the burden of proving fraud by a preponderance of clear and convincing evidence. The jury found in Riley's favor and Tandy appealed. An appellate court reversed the verdict, on the grounds that the judge's instructions erroneously confused the "preponderance" and "clear and convincing" standards of proof. Riley appealed to the Supreme Court of Oregon.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Jones, J.)

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