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Prima Facie

In law, describing facts that, unless successfully refuted, would be sufficient to prove a fact. In both criminal and civil trials, the side with the burden of proof must establish at least a prima facie case. If this side fails to do so, the case is dismissed and the other side does not need to present its evidence. See also: Res ipsa loquitur.
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Probably the most irksome habit of the local people, who I grew to admire and love, was the irritating idiosyncrasy of labeling anyone from "Illinois" as coming from "Chicago," thereby providing prima facia proof of being a city-slicker, and a stupid one at that.
Intentional interference with economic interests, along with the prima facia tort, provides causes of action to cure financial harms and possibly a remedy to the SDAR situation.
In words addressed to Ronald Dworkin, he writes, "To demand that all be treated with equal concern and respect is to concede at the least the prima facia goodness of enjoying concern and respect, and perhaps the intrinsic goodness of according concern and respect" (p.