Omnibus Motion – to request multiple forms of relief depending upon the circumstances

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omnibus motion:

1. A motion that makes several requests or asks for multiple forms of relief; especially in criminal law, a defense pretrial motion requesting a hearing on various in limine motions as well as on suppression issues. [1]

1. A motion consisting of several motions in combination, including in some instance demands for relief of a different nature, depending on different facts and circumstances wholly unrelated.  37 Am J1st Motions § 6. [2]


1. [from the Latin, meaning “for all”]  Pertaining to a number of items at one time. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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