judgment on the pleadings

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Noun1.judgment on the pleadings - a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Trial courts have not extensively used the shortcuts provided by the Rules of Court, like judgment on the pleadings or summary judgments.
36) After the 20-day response period expires, a party may only move to strike legally insufficient defenses by a motion for judgment on the pleadings or at trial.
The trial court entered judgment on the pleadings in favor of the insurance broker on the ground that the current plaintiffs would not be entitled to recover any compensatory damages at trial.
Of these 13 decisions, six ruled on motions for summary judgment, and the other seven ruled on either motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) or motions for judgment on the pleadings pursuant to Rule 12(c).
The volume includes citations for supporting and opposing motions, summary judgment or partial summary judgment, dismissal based on deficiency in pleading, motion to strike, motion for judgment on the pleadings, motions to quash and dismiss, and related dismissal motions.
denied motions on both sides: Allstate's motion for judgment on the pleadings on March 24 in Buente vs.
The district court denied the defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings and they appealed.
The Hamilton County Municipal Court referred the case to a magistrate, who granted Christ Hospital judgment on the pleadings and struck Dr.
Subdivision (d) combines into a single motion the motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim, for judgment on the pleadings, to strike matters from the pleadings, and for summary judgment.
Paxson and NBC each moved for summary judgment or judgment on the pleadings on all issues, and the court heard oral argument on the parties' motions on February 14, 2005.