Q. What is a motion?
CourtHelp Definitions of frequently requested motions:
motion: A verbal or written request made by a party to the court to ask for something specific.
motion hearing: A proceeding to ask a Judge to do or not do something. See Hearing.
motion granted: An order that gives what a motion asked for.
motion to dismiss: A written request to the court asking for the case to be thrown out. If granted this usually ends a case.
motion to reargue: A request to a Judge to talk about an issue in a case again.
motion to renew: A request to a Judge to reconsider his or her decision based on new proof or additional proof not used the first time around.