Motions to Compel Immediate Judgment (depending on various factors & Rule of Law):

Motion for Summary Judgmentrequest that the court enter judgment without a trial because the evidence is legally insufficient to support a verdict in the opponent’s favor

Dispositive Motionto decide a claim or case in favor of the movant without further proceedings

Ex Parte Motionmade to the court without notice to the adverse party, which the court then considers & rules on without hearing from all sides

Motion of Courserequest that the court may grant as a matter of routine, without investigating or inquiring further

Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Lawrequest to rule in a party’s favor before submitting the case to the jury because there is no legally sufficient evidentiary foundation on which a reasonable jury could find for the other party (also contained in this section are Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict and Motion for a Directed Verdict)

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal upon criminal defendant’s request, at the close of the government’s presentment of evidence, to be acquitted because there’s not legally sufficient evidentiary basis. If granted, the government cannot appeal. Fed. R Crim. P. 29(a)

Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings – to request the court rule in your favor based on the pleadings on file, without accepting evidence Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c)


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