find against

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find against (someone or something)

To declare that someone or something is guilty, as in a courtroom. I'm glad to hear that the jury found against the defendants—there was more than enough evidence to prove their guilt.
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find against someone or something

[for a jury or a judge] to announce a decision against one side of a lawsuit. The jury found against the defendant, who was a horrible witness. The court found against the corporation and levied a fine.
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find against

To decide that someone or something is guilty, as in a court of law: The jury found against the defendants.
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To exonerate Mrs Blythe would be to find against Mr Williams, who was the man who commissioned the investigation - the hand that was feeding you," he said.
I'm sure that, for example, if a drug dealer offered the defence: ``Your Honour, I have been dealing drugs for 14 years and have never been prosecuted in the past'' then the court would find against the drug dealer
Regardless of the actual legal issues presented by the case, a jury is more likely to find against an insurance company if the company has acted in a way that angers the jury.
To this end, he collects all the damaging evidence he can find against Lincoln and the North.
He faces being flung out if the IACP find against him.
If FIFA find against them, Stubbs and Celtic could face a pounds 30,000 fine.
Brussels challenged this and ECJ advocate general Leendert Geelhoed has now advised judges to find against Britain, saying non-essential military reactors (such as that in Greenwich) are covered by these Euratom rules, and the UK "is in breach of its obligations" by both restricting information and refusing to negotiate with the Commission.
Mrs Justice Rafferty told her: "We have had to find against you, but we have urged the other side to drop your fine anyway.
When class-action lawsuits are extended to more than one state, where regulations differ, court decisions may find against the insurer even in states where the company didn't violate any statutes, said David Snyder, vice president and assistant general counsel of the American Insurance Association.
However, like many of tis team-mates, he was finding space hard to find against a well-organised Everton defence.