genuine issue

Definition of "genuine issue"
  1. A factual dispute that needs to be decided at a trial instead of being resolved through summary judgment because there is enough evidence to potentially rule in favor of the party against the motion for summary judgment
How to use "genuine issue" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer argued that there was a genuine issue in the case that needed to be resolved by trial not summary judgment.
  2. Proving the existence of a genuine issue in their defense, the defendants successfully blocked the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment.
  3. Despite the strategies to expedite the case, a genuine issue emerged, requiring the dispute to be settled in a trial.

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