essential facility

essential facility

A facility in a building that must remain functional for the public good in the event of a major disaster, such as a severe earthquake.
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To pensioners and those on benefits, the local post office is not just a handy place to buy stamps its an essential facility which plays a vital role in the community.
The one essential facility missing is a primary school.
He said: "What's being outlined is clearly an essential facility to people living in that particular area.
The first multi-storey car park will provide an essential facility for this new business district of the City of Liverpool and the creche will meet one of the important requirements of modern living,'' added Mr Pollitt.
For payment of the 1993 COPs, the UC regents covenant to budget for annual lease payments for this highly essential facility at UCLA, subject to abatement, but mitigated by strong requirements for rental interruption insurance and certain risks, not including seismic activity.
This is NSP's primary customer service center, which makes it an essential facility for them," he added.
The parking structure is a reasonably essential facility, given its proximity to the convention center and major downtown offices.
The suit also draws on the principle that a firm that monopolizes an essential facility of competition, like the Windows programming interface, may not arbitrarily withhold it from competitors.
Such a patent becomes, therefore, an essential facility to the patent holder's competitors.
A nearby citizen, Aamar Shahzad talking to reporter said there was no essential facility around to attract families intending to visit the place.
34) Fifth and finally, an essential facility plaintiff must demonstrate the defendant's monopoly power in an antitrust market.

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