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1 LITIGATION 101: YOUR FIRST MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FROM THE COURT’S PERSPECTIVE BY TRACY CATAPANO-FOX1 In some cases, you may find that a summary judgment motion is appropriate. A summary judgment motion asks the court to find that your case has no issues of fact in dispute and therefore the court can make a ruling as a matter of law. Depending on which party makes the motion, summary judgment can result in relieving plaintiff of his or her burden to prove liability or damages, or can...

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