Motions-The Art of Shaping your Case

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Whenever a party wants the court to settle an issue or do something it must make a motion for a ruling or order. These can be made before, during, or after a lawsuit. Common motions include those for summary judgment (either on the case as a whole or for partial judgment on a particular issue), those for dismissal of the case based on defective claims (i.e. lack of capacity or jurisdiction, prior release, bankruptcy discharge, statute of limitations violation, etc.), or those for dismissal based on defective pleadings (i.e. claim is legally insufficient, lacking in detail, missing necessary parties, etc.). But there are a myriad of others. Motions in limine are a particular breed of motion that ask the court to bar or limit certain evidence from entering the courtroom. Examples of both are given below:

  • Motion 1 – Sample motion in MVA case barring expert evidence and barring plaintiff's prior accident evidence
  • Motion 2 – Sample motion in MVA case barring reference to the Plaintiff's Unrelated Medical Conditions
  • Motion 3 – General remedial measures made via motion in limine for MVA case
  • Motion 4 – Sample motion in MVA case compelling reply to discovery request and release of medical records
  • Motion 5 – Sample motion in MVA case barring expert testimony
  • Motion 6 – Sample motion in MVA case consolidating cases
  • Motion 7 – Sample motion in MVA case to transfer venue
  • Motion 8 – Sample motion in MVA case seeking summary judgment by plaintiff
  • Motion 9 – Sample motion in MVA case: defendant's response to plaintiff's motion for summary judgment
  • Motion 10 – Sample motion in MVA case: plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings and against defendant's motion to dismiss
  • Motion 11 – Sample motion in MVA case: defendant’s motion to dismiss
  • Motion 12 – Sample motion in MVA case: plaintiff's response to defendant's 2-615 motion to dismiss
  • Motion 13 – Sample motion in MVA case: defendant's 2-615 and 2-619 motion to dismiss
  • Motion 14 – Sample motion in MVA case: defendant’s motion to strike
  • Motion 15 – Sample motion in MVA case: plaintiff's motion in opposition of defendant's 2-619 dismissal cta case
  • Motion 16 – Sample motion in MVA case: defendant's 2-619 motion to dismiss cta case
  • Motion 17 – Sample motion in MVA case: plaintiff's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or in the alternative for a new trial
  • Motion 18 – Sample motion in MVA case: plaintiff's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or in the alternative for a new trial
  • Motion 19 – Sample motion in MVA case: defendant's motion for remittitur of judgment
  • Motion 20 – Sample motion in MVA case: plaintiff's opposition to remittitur of judgment
  • Motion 21 – Sample motion in MVA case: motion to vacate judgment
  • Motion 22 – Sample motion in MVA case: motion to bar 213f disclosures
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