prima facie case
prima facie case see case 1c

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

prima facie case
n.
An initial case; a case with sufficient proof to stand trial and withstand a motion to dismiss or for a directed verdict, which will be accepted as true until the defendant proves otherwise.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


prima facie case
A case that is sufficient and has the minimum amount of evidence necessary to allow it to continue in the judicial process. (See prima facie in the Foreign Words Glossary.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

prima facie case
n.
   a plaintiff's lawsuit or a criminal charge which appears at first blush to be "open and shut."
   See also: prima facie

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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