Motion for Summary Judgment

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What does motion for summary judgment mean?

motion for summary judgment – A formal request before trial, up until 30 days after discovery closes, to decide issues when one or more material facts are not disputed (or are completely absent), and the undisputed (or absent) facts entitle you to at least partial judgment as a matter of law. The court does not weigh the evidence or witness credibility, but sees the evidence in the light most favorable to the non-movant.

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