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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12(b)(6), it may be raised in the answer, by a motion for judgment on the pleadings, a motion for summary judgment, or even at trial, see FED.
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.
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The Delaware Court of Chancery has granted IAC/InterActiveCorp's motion for judgment on the pleadings against Vivendi Universal and Vivendi Universal Entertainment LLLP ("VUE").
Wilson in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles has issued a 136-page opinion certifying a class of ticket buyers to Clear Channel rock concerts and denying Clear Channel's motion for judgment on the pleadings.
The district court denied judgment on the pleadings for the state.