Blog: WHEN IS YOUR CASE OVER BEFORE IT STARTS?
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The vast majority of civil cases never go to trial either because both sides reach a settlement beforehand or cases are dismissed. A “motion to dismiss” may be filed by a defendant who asserts that the plaintiff has failed to state a viable cause of action. In short, the plaintiff has no case, or has missed the statute of limitations. Another way to avoid a lawsuit going to trial involves filing a “motion for summary judgment,” typically filed after discovery is completed. This motion is granted when a party can get the court to determine that there is no issue of material fact and the undisputed facts indicate that one party should win the case as a matter of law.
That’s why it is important to hire a knowledgeable and detail-focused attorney who will satisfy the requirements for bringing a case to trial, and who knows how to avoid missteps or omissions that could provide an opening for dismissal. Let The Margolis Law Firm handle your case. We are tough advocates who are committed to getting the best possible outcome for you.
HINT: If a plaintiff in a malpractice suit fails to retain a qualified expert and file a Certificate of Merit within 60 days of the Complaint, indicating the Defendant’s malpractice, the defense can file a Motion seeking to enter a judgment of non pros, dismissing the Complaint.
The Margolis Law Firm can be your advocate in negotiations or in the courtroom.
We are located at 675 Walnut Street, 2nd floor.
Call us at +1 610-438-4244 to schedule a consultation to review the details of your case.
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