summary judgment

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Noun1.summary judgment - 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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She argues that the circuit court erroneously granted partial summary judgment during the grounds phase of the termination of parental rights (TPR) proceeding.
29 to hear the arguments of companies that claimed their investments would be adversely affected by the May 7, 2004, partial summary judgment.
After extensive fact and expert discovery, O&M, along with its co-defendant Cardinal Health, filed a motion for summary judgment and Suture Express filed a cross motion for partial summary judgment on liability.
It assessed deficiencies and additions to tax totaling $336,188 against each taxpayer, who then petitioned the Tax Court and moved for partial summary judgment on the question of whether the Mikels made gifts of present interests in property that qualified for the annual exclusion.
s bid for partial summary judgment over cleanup costs at the Kalamazoo River Superfund site, arguing that nearly $40 million in claims resulting from two settlement agreements aren't time-barred.
hereinafter referred to as "Oracle"), appeal a single judgment granting Oracles motion for partial summary judgment against Admiral and ACE, denying Oracles motion for partial summary judgment against Steadfast, and granting Steadfast's motion for summary judgment against Oracle.
In 2009, the Philippine government had filed a petition seeking for a partial summary judgment on the Malacanang Collection, which consists of jewelry pieces recovered in Malacanang when the Marcoses fled to Hawaii during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
We are obviously disappointed with the district court's decision granting partial summary judgment against the Alavi Foundation," a spokesman for the Alavi Fundation said in a statement.
But last year, a district court agreed with plaintiffs, granted them partial summary judgment and recommended class certification.
Bradley moved for partial summary judgment on the issues of negligence and causation.
Oil giant BP plc (LSE:BP) issued a statement on Thursday in response to a US District Court ruling on a partial summary judgment related to indemnity in the Deepwater Horizon accident.

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