fact situation
A concise description of all the occurrences or circumstances of a particular case, without any discussion of their consequences under the law. The fact situation, sometimes referred to as a fact pattern, is a summary of what took place in a case for which relief is sought.
The fact situation of one case is almost always distinguishable from that of another case.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


fact situation
A concise description of all the occurrences or circumstances of a particular case, without any discussion of their consequences under the law. The fact situation, sometimes referred to as a fact pattern, is a summary of what took place in a case for which relief is sought.
 
The fact situation of one case is almost always distinguishable from that of another case.

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