Legal Terms-"Summary Judgement"

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

What is a "summary judgement"?

The Answer:

A summary judgement is the legal term for a final decision or judgment by the court prior to the trial. This occurs when the judge determines that the prevailing party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law either on the pleadings alone or after review in the pleadings and other evidence.

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