In a lawsuit, a motion is a request to the judge to make a decision about the case. The party requesting the motion is called the movant. Motions may be used in numerous ways to aid your case. They can be used to obtain information, to dismiss cases, or to trim cases down.

Motions are quite diverse, but the most prevalent one is a motion for summary judgment. If you bring a motion for summary judgment, you are asking the court to make a final ruling on the case before a trial has been conducted. This could be of great benefit, depending on the case, since you save time, money, and energy from having to further litigate your case.

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