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A standard followed in reviewing a determination of an administrative agency or a standard of review in appellate courts of trial courts. A judgment will be upheld unless the appellate court is left with the firm conviction that an error has been committed.


A finding is clearly erroneous when there is no evidence to support it, or when, 'although there is evidence to support it, the reviewing court on the entire evidence is left with the definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed.'' Building Inspector of Lancaster v. Sanderson, 372 Mass. 157, 160, 360 N.E.2d 1051 (1977). 


 See Interstate Production Credit v. DeSaye (1991), 250 Mont. 320, 820 P.2d 1285, to determine whether a district court's finding of fact is clearly erroneous. A finding of fact is clearly erroneous under the DeSaye test if it is not supported by substantial evidence, if the district court misapprehended the effect of the evidence, or if, after reviewing the record, the Court is left with a definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been made. DeSaye, 250 Mont. at 323, 820 P.2d at 1287. See also Daines, 269 Mont. ...

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