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 A motion is a formal request to a court, asking the court to issue an order or a decision on a certain matter.

Examples of motions could be something as simple as asking the court to grant an extension of time to file an Answer to a Complaint or more complex, such as a Rule 56 motion for summary judgment.

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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.

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