What is a Motion for Summary Judgment?
Defendant files ANSWER
Fact finding occurs through DISCOVERY
Any and All MOTIONS
Possible JUDGMENT, MEDIATION or SETTLEMENT is entered.
A TRIAL may occur when settlement is not reached.
After Discovery has been conducted and evidence in the case begins to develop and becomes apparent, any party may file a Motion for Summary Judgment. This motion is accompanied with a detailed memorandum which lists a summary of the evidence and facts of the case, and legal analysis as to why a decision in the case should be reached. This motion is brought forth before the case goes to trial. The judge will review the motion and determine whether the merits of the case and the evidence warrant a judgment without a trial. If the motion is denied, the case will continue in the litigation process.
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