Show-Cause Motion – to compel a litigant to appear in court & explain why they have failed to comply with a legal requirement

Show-Cause Motion:

(1876) A motion filed with the court requesting that a litigant be required to appear & explain why that litigant has failed to comply with a legal requirement.” [1]

     For instance, if a party failed to appear in court, failed to make a court-ordered payment, or meet some other mandatory requirement.


[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6


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