Reasonable Inference Rule Law and Legal Definition

According to the reasonable inference rule, a court can take into consideration all inferences that can reasonably be drawn in the particular case. Besides the testimony and real evidence presented at trial in deciding a case, the court considers reasonable inferences that can be drawn for deciding the case. Reasonable inferences need not be necessary inferences.

Usually the reasonable inference rule applies when the deposition and the affidavit of party on motion for summary judgment are in conflict.