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Legal Memorandum: Denying Motion for Summary Judgment

Issue: Must the court deny a defendant’s motion because the defendant has not demonstrated an absence of genuine issues of material fact?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Summary judgment; No genuine issue as to any material fact
Jurisdiction: Federal
Cited Cases: 142 N.J. 520
Cited Statutes: R. 4:46-2(c)
Date: 04/01/2006

It is well established that summary judgment should be granted only if “the pleadings, depositions, answers to interrogatories and admissions on file, together with the affidavits, if any, show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact.”  R. 4:46-2 TA s "Rule 4:46-2" (c).  “When the evidence ‘is so one-sided that one party must prevail as a matter of law,’ the trial court should not hesitate to grant summary judgment.”  Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of Am., 142 N.J. 520, 540 (1995) TA l "Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of Am., 142 N.J. 520 (1995)" s "Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of Am., 142 N.J. 520, 540 (1995)" c 1  (quoting Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 252, 106 S. Ct. 2505, 2512, 91 L. Ed. 2d 202, 214 (1986)} TA l "Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 106 S. Ct. 2505, 91 L. Ed. 2d 202, 214 (1986)" s "Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 252, 106 S. Ct. 2505, 2512, 91 L. Ed. 2d 202, 214 (1986)" c 1 ).

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