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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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Statistics play a crucial role at each of the three stages of disparate impact litigation: the plaintiff's prima facie case of disparate impact, the defendant's rebuttal relating to job-relatedness and business necessity, and the plaintiff's demonstration of a suitable alternative practice.
Applying these uncontroverted principles here, the preclusion rule, which prevents an insurer from raising most defenses to a no-fault claim, comes into play only after the plaintiff's prima facie case has been demonstrated.
32) Congress codified "motivating factor" as the causation standard in the plaintiffs prima facie case rather than "substantial factor.
Most courts that have analyzed this issue concur that to establish a prima facie case, an employee must provide an employer with specific and particularized knowledge of that employee's religious beliefs, and the need for an accommodation, prior to the adverse action in question.
Having found that the notice requirement was mandatory and was an administrative step and that the IRS had not met the requirement, the court found that under Powell, the IRS had failed to make a prima facie case for enforcing the summons.
Because this issue concerned constituency-related work, the Speaker could not find a prima facie case of privilege.
62) The District Court held that there was no prima facie case for discrimination under the FHA.
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The ECJ held that the right to privacy did not need to be infringed, as it was possible to refute a prima facie case of discrimination with other evidence, for example an equal opportunities recruitment policy.
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On February 22, the High Court ordered his prosecution after holding that a prima facie case of criminal misconduct has been made out against him.
Dube said the state had failed to prove a prima facie case against Khumalo on both counts.