summary judgement

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Noun1.summary judgement - 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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The hospital filed a motion for summary judgement have the case dismissed.
For an example of a post-Brosseau decision-granting summary judgement, see Blanford v.
The district court granted summary judgement in favor of the officers, finding that they were entitled to qualified immunity for beating the prisoner while he was handcuffed.
Investment properties sought summary judgement declaring that it is entitled to the refund on the grounds that: (a) the building owner would be unjustly enriched if it received the credit for the savings, and (b) that since the lease is silent as to the question of how the tax refund should be allocated, principals of equity and fairness dictate that the refund should go to Investment Properties, since it paid the taxes.

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