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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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He, however, continued that the prosecution had been able to establish a prima facie case in respect of count '3' and count '14', against Nana Owusu.
With a prima facie case established and the company rebutting the resulting presumption of discrimination with a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for its termination decision (the June incident), Smith then addressed the next element under McDonnell Douglas: whether Admiral's stated reason was merely a pretext for FMLA retaliation.
Even assuming that he was an eligible employee, Piccadaci did not notify Stoughton of any request for an FMLA leave, hence his prima facie case collapses.
Colley also argues that she has established a prima facie case under the EPA because she was paid less than her male predecessor, Jimmy Smith.
On appeal, Father argued that his allegations of endangerment were sufficient to support that element of his prima facie case. He cited Mother's "complete disregard [for]and interference with [his] relationship with and access to the children."
'In order to determine the veracity of the Republic's main contention that it has established a prima facie case against respondents through its documentary and testimonial evidence, reassessment and reexamination of the evidence is necessary,' the SC explained.
Summary judgment motions which result in an order granting them << to the extend >> will probably continue to be valid, despite a lack of sufficient evidence of a prima facie case (and/or proof of timely and proper denials)--unless there is an appeal.--LNR
In law, a "prima facie case" is evidence good enough to seem correct the first time someone looks at it, without making an effort to dig deeper.
The city court had last month discharged all the accused in the 2013 case, saying the police had failed to gather necessary ingredients to establish a prima facie case under stringent MCOCA.
There was 'no prima facie case' of violation of competition norms by the entities, the regulator said, in its order dated July 2, 2015.
Reddi for terming the incident as a prima facie case of suicide without carrying out any investigation.
To establish a prima facie case, a plaintiff must present evidence that she held a bona fide religious belief; her belief conflicted with a requirement of her employment; her employer was informed of her belief; and she suffered an adverse employment action for failing to comply with the conflicting employment requirement.