Motions For Summary Judgment In Civil Litigation | Learn About Law

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, attorney Kevin O’Flaherty of O’Flaherty Law discusses Motions For Summary Judgment in civil litigation. Courts will grant a motion for summary judgment and enter judgment in favor of the party filing the motion when the party filing the motion can show that: (1) there is no dispute as to the material facts of the case; and (2) based on the undisputed facts, the party filing the motion is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

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11 thoughts on “Motions For Summary Judgment In Civil Litigation | Learn About Law”

  1. Great explanation. My question is if a mediation has been set already with a mediator why would the defense attorney file a motion for summary judgment two weeks from the date of mediation?

  2. Hi Good Job. I have a case that is basically a well concocted harassment case using the legal systems. It comes down to his bruised ego. however he'd drummed up a conundrum of theories and got his friend attorney to produce an iied case but get this he is using his spouse and staying clear of the suit. the point is 90% of the allegations are bruised ego driven. It did work to damage my public character because he'd properly aligned his preemptive iied with friend in local media, who'd boy sure over impressed him. He must have spent a great deal to get back at me. The case is the least he'd expect to achieve remotely discovery process but the court have already denied his motion to dismiss my unexpected answers basically ID'ing his ego. I want to ask you how best is there a possibility to ask the court to dismiss and offer early pre discovery judgement i.e. Abuse of Purpose. Its obvious his friend attorney did him a favor but now at the risk of being held in contempt of court for lack of due diligence. What are your opinions if any?

  3. Thank you for the straight forward and concise lesson. I wish you guys practiced in Minnesota, I could really use some help. Wondering if you would be available to write a federal pleading at a reasonable rate.

  4. What happens when both lawyers in your case, the defendants and plantiffis lawyers both file a motion for summary judgement?,

  5. Hi ty for the video I hope you can answer my question I will really appreciate it I'm a prose plaintiff and objecting to summary judgment I already filed my affidavit objection to summary with a list of evidence with a memorandum of law the issue in my case is issue of law and facts my question is do I have to subpoena witnesses in summary judgment trial or just woul be argument between prose plaintiff and attorney? I don't know how this works I'm just going with the motion very hard ty

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