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What is a motion?

Posted on September 30, 2013 | Posted in Civil Litigation, Legal FAQs

A motion is a request to the court asking it for some type of order. Procedural motions affect the way a case is being handled, for example, compelling one party to respond to questions they refused to answer at examinations. A dispositive motion is a motion that, if granted, ends the case, such as a motion for summary judgment or a motion for dismissal


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