show-cause order

show-cause order

A judicial or government agency order to appear before it and present evidence regarding why a specific order should not issue from that authority.When one is charged with violation of an injunction prohibiting certain actions on real property, for example, the order is to appear and show cause why the defendant should not be held in contempt of court.

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This entails the posting of a show-cause order on establishments which are noncompliant with SS law.
It may be recalled that Garcia on Tuesday requested the justice committee to issue a show-cause order against spokesperson Jojo Lacanilao for telling reporters that morning that Sereno would only be on wellness leave.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will issue a show-cause order against Partas after one of its buses was involved in a head-on collision with a jeepney on Christmas Day in Agoo, La Union which left 20 dead, and 26 injured.
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez revealed that the agency is now taking a closer look on the mining industry with 30 mining firms being issued show-cause order.
But in the plaintiffs' attorneys' pleading filed last week, the attorneys argued that further punishment isn't needed because the press has been all over the story since Holmes, having got wind of gamesmanship in the case from an article in Arkansas Business, issued a show-cause order back in December.
Seven months after the original due date, and on the sixth show-cause order, the tenant offered to pay the full amount in arrears.
Wormser enrolled his daughter at Cushing, and, according to the show-cause order, sought no feedback from the special education department in Harvard.
Virgin America reportedly notified the DOT that the company and its investors were making substantive changes directly in response to the Department's tentative negative show-cause order of 27 December 2006.
During a recent hearing, he revealed that he shares this desire: He asked the state's attorney, Yochi Genessin, whether the state would be willing to combine the latest petitions with other conversion-related cases currently pending before the court and treat them as if a show-cause order had already been issued - something that would significantly speed up the proceedings.
Last November, the FCC filed a show-cause order demanding that Telmex prove it was complying with conditions that allowed its entry into the United States.
Benefits of antitrust immunity also include reduced travel times and connection times for passenger and cargo travel, the DOT tentatively found in today's show-cause order.
The House of Representatives justice committee has issued a show-cause order directing Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson to explain why he should not be cited in contempt for stating she would be taking a 15-day wellness leave and was not forced to take an indefinite leave.