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What Is A Summary Judgment

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What Is A Summary Judgment?

When the judge issues what’s legally referred to as summary judgment, this is just another common way a person can file a judgment against you.

Why Would Someone Want A Summary Judgement?

In Short: If you wanted to plea in court that there is not enough evidence or facts to support the charges against you, then you may try to file a Summary Judgement.

By law, in order for a summary judgment to be issued, it is assumed that there is ‘no genuine issue of material fact’; meaning there are no disputed facts or claims in the case. What the summary judgment stands for is that it will help to prevent needless litigation in the courtroom.

Where the magistrate or court accepts as true that there are material facts contestable, they would automatically deny the summary judgment.

And if the court has the satisfaction to grant the motion for summary judgment, such judgment will then be placed against you without need for a trial.


In conclusion, irrespective of if the judgment was entered as a summary judgment or as a default judgment, the debtor (in this case ‘you’) – you will be required by law to pay that debt.