Cause Shown Law and Legal Definition

Cause shown refers to the reason that is given for doing or not doing something.

Examples of some State statutes using the term ‘Cause Shown”

Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-18-104 says

(5) The attorney general and reporter may, for good cause shown, move the court for extensions of the time during which the complaint remains under seal pursuant to subdivision (c)(2). The motion may be supported by affidavits or other submissions in camera.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 20-1-116 says

(b) If, on notice to the plaintiff and the person sought to be substituted as defendant, sufficient cause be shown, the court may order the substitution and discharge the original defendant, from liability to either party, and make such disposition, pending the suit, of the fund or property in controversy, as to secure the money, property, or its value, to the party who shall prove to be entitled.