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File a Motion for Summary Judgment

A summary judgment motion is one party’s effort to put an early end to a lawsuit, so it’s crucial to understand what this motion involves and what it could mean to your case.

What Is a Motion for Summary Judgment?

A motion for summary judgment (sometimes called an “MSJ”) is a request for the court to rule that the other party has no case, because there are no facts at issue. The party making the motion is claiming that either the case should not go before a jury at all, or a jury could only rule in favor of the moving party.