order to show cause


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order to show cause

n. a judge's written mandate that a party appear in court on a certain date and give reasons, legal and/or factual, (show cause) why a particular order should not be made. This rather stringent method of making a party appear with proof and legal arguments is applied to cases of possible contempt for failure to pay child support, sanctions for failure to file necessary documents or appear previously, or to persuade the judge he/she should not grant a writ of mandate against a governmental agency. (See: O.S.C.)

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229) The regulations provide that where the Administrator issues an immediate suspension order, that order will be issued contemporaneously with the service of an order to show cause on a registrant and "shall contain a statement of his findings regarding the danger to public health or safety.
any request for leave to formally intervene (as opposed to submission of written notice of intention to appear) shall be made by order to show cause, not by separate Petition.
The order to show cause was sent by certified mail on May 7, 2013, to Mr.
PETITION BY AFFIDAVIT FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A VIOLATION OF FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST ( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE ( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING
To date, Respondent has not filed any reply to the Order to Show Cause or answered the Notice.
At other times, a lawyer must go to the home chambers of an individual judge and ask him or her to sign an order to show cause.
If they don't respond, they are sent three more letters - a notice of failure to appear, an order to show cause and finally an order to appear before a judge to explain why they did not respond.
The findings of the Board under this clause shall be admissible in any hearing pursuant to an order to show cause under paragraph (1).
The Court today entered an order to show cause and the Court will hold a hearing on June 28, 2012 to consider entry of the rehabilitation order.
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today filed a formal response to the California Public Utilities Commission's Order to Show Cause on potential violations of the Commission's rules related to ex parte communications that the company self-reported on September 15, 2014.
The Order to Show Cause and Due Process Considerations--Once this requisite showing is made, the next step to implead a third-party defendant is similarly obscure.