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.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has sent letters to five SLFP Parliamentarians to show cause as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said.
MULTAN -- City Police Officer Zubair Daraishak issued show cause notice to three police officials including SHO on the charges of absent from duty, here on Sunday.
SJC have issued two show cause notices to Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
The proposed action by the Department is described in a Show Cause Order that tentatively approves the joint venture and tentatively makes a grant of antitrust immunity to enable the carriers to implement the arrangements.
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has quashed the June 27 ruling of Attorney General Anwar Mansoor of suspending its show cause notice it issued to Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem for filing references against two superior court judges.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had suspended party membership of Ex-District President Malir for assaulting a working journalist in a Media Talk Show "Live with Aftab Mugheri" and issued a show cause notice to explain your position within 14 days.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a show cause notice to Prime Minister Imran Khan for visiting the NA-205 Ghotki-II constituency ahead of a bye-election scheduled for next month.
Summary: Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], May 26 (ANI): In the wake of the Surat fire tragedy, Gujarat Chief Secretary Dr JN Singh on Sunday informed that show cause notices have been sent to coaching centres and other buildings in the state after a preliminary inspection.
The order to show cause alleged that from 2003 to 2007 Boas submitted claims for insurance payments to Horizon for chiropractic services he did not provide.
Taking notice of the show cause notices issued to the commercial importers, State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar has said the anomalies in the sale tax software would be removed soon.