Taking a case to trial is a long and expensive journey. Even the most assertive plaintiffs and their counsel may struggle to move a lawsuit forward quickly due to unresponsive defendants, scheduling difficulties and limited court availability.
For this reason, our Rules of Civil Procedure provide for the option of a summary judgment motion, which allows the moving party to proceed “directly” to a judge and make a pitch that this particular case can be decided by a motion judge and does not require a full trial. Cases most suited for summary judgment are those which have little or no . . . [more]