A motion is a formal request to a court, asking the court to issue an order or a decision on a certain matter.
Pronunciation (Please note that the word motion is used in the non-legal sense in many of these pronunciation examples)
The Court is scheduled to decide our motion next Friday.
On a motion for summary judgment, the moving party bears the initial burden of proof.
A motion to dismiss under Rule12(b)(1) must be granted if there is no basis for federal jurisdiction.« Back to Glossary Index