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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Ruling on the defendants' motions to dismiss and for judgment on the pleadings for failure to state a claim, the district court rejected Ward's claims by holding that another federal law, the Locomotive Boiler Inspection Act (LIA), 49 U.S.C.
Where an employee brought a disability discrimination claim against her employer after the employer placed him on administrative leave and ordered him to undergo testing for alcoholism, the employee's claim cannot be resolved without interpreting a collective bargaining agreement, so the judgment on the pleadings for the employer is affirmed.
TheMaryland Restorative Justice Initiative asked for the stay to be lifted in April and the court granted the motion last month over the state's objection.<br />The plaintiffs'motion filed Thursday asks for judgment on the pleadings and an injunction and alleges Maryland's system, which grants the governor the sole authority to grant parole to someone serving a life sentence, has a "glaring threshold defect" making the statute unconstitutional on its face.<br />In a series of cases over the last decade, the Supreme Court has held life without a meaningful opportunity for release and clemency fails to provide that opportunity for defendants sentenced for crimes committed as juveniles.
Nationwide moved the court for judgment on the pleadings highlighting two provisions from the policy:
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.
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.