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summary judgment


The district court of California issued a summary judgment in favor of the defendant.
  a legal procedure in which one side wins a lawsuit without a trial by showing that the case involves no material fact issues, but only legal issues that can be decided by the judge
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  • The district court of California issued a summary judgment in favor of the defendant.
  • We’re going to pretend that there’s no such thing as federal discovery; we’re going to pretend that there’s no such thing as summary judgment motions—we don’t have time for them.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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Associated words [difficulty]:   summary judgment [9] , plea bargain [7] , without prejudice [8]
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