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.


  • Last Updated Nov 06, 2019
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