motion to dismiss

Definition of "motion to dismiss"
  1. A request to a judge to eliminate a lawsuit or specific claims within it due to various reasons like an out-of-court settlement, procedural errors, or the lack of a valid argument even if all facts are true
How to use "motion to dismiss" in a sentence
  1. After realizing they lacked sufficient evidence, the plaintiff's lawyer filed a motion to dismiss.
  2. The defendant's lawyer filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that a procedural error had been made.
  3. Due to the out-of-court settlement, a motion to dismiss the case was filed.

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