summary adjudication

Definition of "summary adjudication"
  1. A court ruling that determines certain facts before trial, based upon convincing evidence presented by one party, asserting that these facts are undisputed and don't need to be examined at trial
How to use "summary adjudication" in a sentence
  1. In the car accident case, summary adjudication concluded the defendant's fault before trial.
  2. Due to conflicting evidence, the court denied the request for summary adjudication on the issue of the extent of injuries.
  3. The judge granted a motion for summary adjudication as the evidence of the defendant's negligence was clear and unchallenged.

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