Quasi-Admission Law and Legal Definition

Quasi-admission is an extrajudicial act or utterance that makes an inconsistency with a present claim or other evidence of the person making such inconsistency.

In Hickman v. Dudensing, 2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 4053 (Tex. App. 2007), the court held that “Quasi-admissions are a party's testimonial declarations which are contrary to his position. They are merely some evidence and not conclusive upon the admitter. The weight to be given such admissions is decided by the trier of fact. On occasion, as a matter of public policy, a party's testimonial quasi-admission will preclude recovery if it meets certain requirements. The public policy underlying this rule is that it would be unjust to permit a party to recover after he has sworn himself out of court by clear, unequivocal testimony. A quasi-admission will be treated as a judicial admission if the following factors are met: (1) the declaration was made during the course of a judicial proceeding; (2) the statement is contrary to an essential fact embraced in the theory of defense asserted by the person giving the testimony; (3) the statement is deliberate, clear, and unequivocal; (4) giving conclusive effect to the declaration will be consistent with the public policy upon which the rule is based; and (5) the statement is not also destructive of the opposing party's theory of recovery.”