Burden of Production Law and Legal Definition

Burden of Production refers to a party's obligation to come forward with sufficient evidence to support a particular proposition of fact. The burden of production must be met in order to avoid a dismissal or directed verdict. Usually both the parties to a suit have burdens of production during the course of a suit. Determining whether a party has satisfied its burden of production is an issue of law.

Burden of Production is also referred to as burden of coming forward with the evidence or burden of going forward with the evidence.