What Is Typically Included on a Motion for Summary Judgment Form?


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Motion for summary judgment forms typically include the court name, case information, a basic statement of the law allowing such motions and further sections relating some details of the case, as evidenced by the forms provided by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries and the Civil Law Self-Help Law Center. Information required in a summary motion varies by jurisdiction, notes LexisNexis.

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The form provided by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries, which is generally accepted by state courts in the state, includes various pre-written language for various types of cases. The person using the form selects the appropriate language and deletes the remaining language, according to the form instructions.

The form provided by the Civil Law Self-Help Law Center, which provides forms for Nevada courts, includes pre-written text with boxes for litigants to check depending on whether they are the defendant or plaintiff in the case, per the form. The motion form is paired with templates for a notice of motion and a motion memorandum.

Motions for summary judgment typically include a description of the undisputed facts of the case, a description of the relevant laws and an argument as to why this information is sufficient to decide the case,

even when viewed in a light most beneficial to the nonmoving party, according to FindLaw. Certain jurisdictions require specific procedural sections in motions for summary judgment, according to the law firm Lerch, Early & Brewer.

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