motion to dismiss
- 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
- After realizing they lacked sufficient evidence, the plaintiff's lawyer filed a motion to dismiss.
- The defendant's lawyer filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that a procedural error had been made.
- Due to the out-of-court settlement, a motion to dismiss the case was filed.