Reasonable belief or “reasonably believes” when used in reference to a lawyer denotes that the lawyer believes the matter in question and that the circumstances are such that the belief is reasonable.
Reasonable belief. The term ‘‘qualified purchaser’’ as used in sec- tion 3(c)(7) of the Act [15 U.S.C. 80a– 3(c)(7)] means any person that meets the definition of qualified purchaser in section 2(a)(51)(A) of the Act [15 U.S.C. 80a–2(a)(51)(A)]) and the rules there- under, or that a Relying Person reason- ably believes meets such definition. [62 FR 17526, Apr. 9, 1997] § 270.2a51–2 Definitions of beneficial owner for certain purposes under sections 2(a)(51) and 3(c)(7) and de- termining indirect ownership inter- ests.
Reasonable belief. An employee or applicant may be said to have a reason- able belief when a disinterested ob- server with knowledge of the essential facts known to and readily ascertain- able by the employee or applicant could reasonably conclude that the ac- tions of the Government evidence the violation, mismanagement, waste, abuse, or danger in question.[55 FR 28592, July 12, 1990, as amended at 62FR 17048, Apr. 9, 1997; 77 FR 62374, Oct. 12,2012; 78 FR 39547, July 2, 2013] Subpart B—Appeals§ 1209.5 Time of filing.(a) General rule. The appellant must seek corrective action from the Special Counsel before appealing to the Board unless the action being appealed is oth- erwise appealable directly to the Board and the appellant has elected a direct appeal. (See § 1209.2(d) regarding elec- tion of remedies under 5 U.S.C. 7121(g)). Where the appellant has sought correc- tive action, the time limit for filing an appeal with the Board is governed by 5U.S.C. 1214(a)(3). Under that section, an appeal must be filed:
Reasonable belief. When school staff are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a child or young person, they must assess that concern to determine if a report should be made to the relevant agency. This process of considering all relevant information and observations is known as forming a ‘reasonable belief’. A ‘reasonable belief’ or a ‘belief on reasonable grounds’ is not the same as having proof but is more than mere rumour or speculation. A ‘reasonable belief’ is formed if a reasonable person in the same position would have formed the belief on the same grounds. (PROTECT: Identifying and responding to all forms of abuse in Victorian schools)