show good cause

show good cause

To demonstrate reasonable cause, motive, or purpose (for something). The judge ruled that federal prosecutors showed good cause for targeting the senator's personal finances in their investigation.
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show good ˈcause (for something/for doing something)

(law) give a good reason for something: Can you show good cause for your accusation?She could show no good cause for being in the office at midnight.
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Enacted in 1975, it requires alcohol suppliers to show good cause such as poor performance for terminating relationships with distributors.
Rejecting the prosecution's request to postpone the hearing for a day, presiding Judge BoimaKontoe rules that the prosecution failed to show good cause [for its excuse].
Under Article 31 of the Convention, parties "shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened...enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence."
2014)[.] Therefore, because Martinez has failed to show good cause, I will not issue a stay and abeyance to allow him to return to state court to exhaust his claims based on Grounds I and II.
That "broad statement" was not enough to show good cause to transfer without identifying witnesses who would be inconvenienced, Bernhard said.
Some other insurance policies also have a one-year deadline to file claims unless the policyholder can show good cause for the delay.
As Mandujano failed to show good cause to reopen the default judgment, we affirm.
Now, only a few states still follow "may issue" and the majority has gone with the reform model of "shall issue"--requiring those authorities to grant permits to all law-abiding applicants or show good cause for why not.
Qui tam derives from the Latin phrase qui tam pro domino rege quampro se ipso in hac parte sequitur, meaning "[he] who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself." The case hinges on whether the plaintiff in a representative action under PAGA is entitled to discovery of the names and contact information of other "aggrieved employees" at the beginning of the proceeding, or if the plaintiff is first required to show good cause in order to have access to such information.
She said the prosecution also failed to show good cause in presenting new evidence not mentioned during the pretrial conference.
The court found that he and his partner "failed to show good cause for the untimely filings."
January 15, 2013 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudanese justice minister Mohamed Bushara Dousa vowed to criminally prosecute constitutional post-holders who fail to file their financial disclosure forms unless they show good cause for not doing so.
(Admitted to practice: 1981) Lecznar was found in contempt for repeated failure to adequately respond to official Bar inquiries and failure to show good cause for noncompliance.
"In rural areas, you can generally get a CCW if you can show good cause. In urban areas?
Fitzsimmons (1981), reasoning that the Secretary would have to show good cause to invoke the fiduciary exception.