Definitions for "Summary judgment"
a finding and entry of judgment by the court after a hearing and review of the claims and the evidence of the parties prior to a trial wherein the court determines that there is no genuine issue or dispute as to any material fact available for presentation and that the evidence, as a matter of law, is insufficient to allow such claim to continue and renders judgment in favor of one party
A decision of a court concerning the merits of a lawsuit which is rendered on the motion of a party when the pleadings, depositions, answers to interrogatories, and admissions on file, together with affidavit s, show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact. A summary judgment is a court decision which shows that the party who made the motion is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law.
A stage in civil litigation where a party seeks to win on the law applied to facts shown by the pleadings and affidavits to be uncontested.
Keywords:  probate
Summary Probate
Keywords:  remedy, truth, awarded, clear, extreme
an extreme remedy, and under the rule, should be awarded only when the truth is quite clear