show cause

Show Cause

An order by a court that requires a party to appear and to provide reasons why a particular thing should not be performed or allowed and mandates such party to meet the Prima Facie case set forth in the complaint or Affidavit of the applicant.

A Show Cause Order mandates that an individual or corporation make a court appearance to explain why the court should not take a proposed action. In the event that such individual or corporation does not appear or provide adequate reasons why the court should take no action, action will be taken by the court.

show cause

verb present a case, present argument, present cause, present reason, show grounds for
Associated concepts: order to show cause
References in classic literature ?
Strictly speaking, it would be hard to show cause why they should not bring him in, Pocket-Breaches having closed its little bargain, and there being no opposition.
Expect me not to show cause why I seek or why I exclude company.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) while issuing show cause notice to minister for privatization Daniyal Aziz in contempt of court case has directed him to file reply on Friday.
LAHORE -- The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has served show cause notices to 289 female lecturers of public colleges of the province for being absent from their duties.
The court also directed the respondents to submit their replies through counsels in show cause notices till February 14.
Justice Lal Jan Khattak and Justice Attique Shah also sought comments of the relevant authorities on the petition challenging the issuance of show cause notice by the chairman of the institute's BoG to Prof Azizunnisa.
After a thorough analysis of the reports, the Federal Power Minister Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari has directed to issue final warning and show cause to Shabbir Ahmed on no compliance of directions regarding accurate meter reading and consumer billing.
Similarly, he said, RPO issued show cause notice to Police Post Hameedan Incharge Sub Inspector (SI) Allah Yar for showing negligence during duty.
In the statement issued last June 21, Sereno and Reyes asked the House committee on good governance and public accountability to recall its show cause order on Associate Justices Stephen Cruz, Edwin Sorongon and Nina Antonio of the CA special fourth division that ordered the release of the so-called 'Ilocos 6.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issued show cause notices to ARY News for casting aspersions against the Armed Forces of Pakistan in its programmes.
Ghosh also said that he has not even received the letter of show cause issued against him by the party.
Summary: New Delhi: Government is likely to issue show cause notices to allocatees of 32 captive .