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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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In this case, the Speaker found that a prima facie case of privilege had not been made out because he could not find that "there is any intention on the part of the government to similarly bypass or pre-empt normal procedures of the Legislative Assembly with respect to the 2014 Budget.
On the other hand, many human rights decisions, including the recent CN Rail decisions2, have rejected this approach and instead held that a prima facie case for discrimination on the basis of family status can be established solely on the basis that an employee cannot satisfy a condition of her employment because doing so would conflict with a family obligation.
For students to decide, assuming Rogers, Young, and Ford do have a prima facie case, whether or they should win their case and what would be an acceptable remedy.
Murrihy's witness statement and written reports suggested he had expertise in the UK's rules of racing and that, in the 13 races over which he would have called a stewards' inquiry, there was a prima facie case that rule 157, relating to intentionally not riding a horse on its merits, had been breached.
The standard of proof is a steep one and requires the plaintiff first to pass a four-pronged test in order to establish a prima facie case of discrimination.
Although the Craigs did, in fact, show a prima facie case of gender discrimination, Dr.
New Zealand have admitted that Australian-born hooker Nathan Fien's qualification is based on a great-grandmother rather than a grandmother which, in the opinion of British supremo Richard Lewis, makes for a prima facie case.
California, the United States Supreme Court held that California's procedure for evaluating a defendant's objections to the prosecution's peremptory challenges placed too high of a burden for the defendant to establish a prima facie case of racial discrimination.
According to the court, the officer established a prima facie case of discrimination, but the state established an affirmative defense with its non-harassment policy, and its procedure to address harassment problems.
We received an unfair-practice charge from the California Nurses Association, and based on our investigation of that charge, there was a prima facie case stated by at least some of the allegations in their charge,'' said Robert Thompson, PERB's general counsel.
Yes, there is what you might call a prima facie case or an apparent case that clearly there was training that went on that made a difference.
While most circuits share the Court's position, others have held that employment discrimination plaintiffs must include in their complaints facts that establish a prima facie case of discrimination under the framework laid out in McDonnell Douglas Corp.