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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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Meanwhile the second defendant Joseph Ikenna Emeka also urged the court in a motion on notice, to quash the two-count charge contained in the information preferred against him, as the proof of evidence does not disclose a prima facie case against him.
Statistical evidence is crucial in each stage of disparate impact's three-stage analysis: (1) the plaintiff's prima facie demonstration of a policy's disparate impact; (2) the defendant's job-related business necessity defense of the discriminatory policy; and (3) the plaintiff's demonstration of an alternative policy without the same discriminatory impact.
We are prima facie of the view that the report has not made a proper disclosure in respect of our order of April 7 directing to make complete disclosure of assests and in particular, the receipt of USD 40 million as to when it was received and how it has been
There was prima facie evidence against the (two generals) so we can now start the trial,' Sueno said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.
This appeal requires us to determine what proof a plaintiff medical provider must advance to make a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment in a no-fault insurance action.
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He told the court that the evidence that he had bought before it was sufficient to show that Chidambaram, as the then finance minister, has prima facie committed offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and other criminal laws.
mail or a private delivery service, under criteria to be established by the IRS, will provide prima facie evidence of delivery.
Human rights tribunals and labour arbitrators have adopted different standards when determining the threshold issue of whether there is a prima facie case of discrimination.
The report states: "The comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming evidence permits to conclude prima facie that the accused Warner has initiated and arranged a special meeting of the CFU member associations for Mr Bin Hammam.
After hearing testimony from 27 prosecution witnesses, Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Mohamad Zabidin Mohamad Diah told the court he found ''a prima facie case has been made out against the accused'' and called on Anwar to enter a defense.
A defence solicitor said he accepted his client had a prima facie case to answer and his application for two defence counsel was granted.