prima facie case


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prima facie case

n. a plaintiff's lawsuit or a criminal charge which appears at first blush to be "open and shut." (See: prima facie)

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He said that there is no prima facie case in the proof of evidence linking the first defendant/applicant to the alleged offences and that the proof of evidence does not disclose any offence against the first defendant.
He added: "Moreover, while granting bail, no Supreme Court or High Court judge had said that there is no prima facie case against the accused.
34) First, the plaintiff must demonstrate a prima facie case of disparate impact: "that a [defendant] uses a particular employment practice that causes a disparate impact on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The NMB dismissed these charges finding that the company had failed to state a prima facie case of interference.
Note: The Court of Appeals here upholds the Viviane Etienne v Countrywide decision from the Appellate Division, which held in effect that a third-party billing company could establish a prima facie case despite the fact that the biller had no personal knowledge of the facts of the claim--but only where the bills were "overdue" because the lack of a timely denial.
The plaintiff, who always presents evidence first in a trial, must present a prima facie case before the defendant will be required to present evidence to defeat the plaintiff's claim.
A plaintiff bears the initial burden of production to establish a prima facie case by proving (1) that he belongs to a protected class, (2) that he applied for and was qualified for the job, (3) that despite his qualifications, he was rejected, and (4) that the position remained open and the employer continued to seek applicants having the plaintiffs qualifications.
The city court had last month discharged all the accused in the 2013 case, saying the police had failed to gather necessary ingredients to establish a prima facie case under stringent MCOCA.
Reddi for terming the incident as a prima facie case of suicide without carrying out any investigation.
Amman, Dec 28 (Petra) The State Security Court has made out a prima facie case in the trial of the Muslim Brotherhood deputy overall chief, Zaki Bani Rsheid.
To establish a prima facie case, a plaintiff must present evidence that she held a bona fide religious belief; her belief conflicted with a requirement of her employment; her employer was informed of her belief; and she suffered an adverse employment action for failing to comply with the conflicting employment requirement.
A prosecuting lawyer told District Judge Paul Copeland there was a prima facie case against the pensioner.