SUMMARY JUDGMENT

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Are state law claims of negligence and consumer fraud against a towing company for having a car towed and eventually disposed of to pay towing and storage fees preempted by the Federal...

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Petitioner Michelle Ortiz (“Ortiz”) is a former prisoner of the Ohio Reformatory for Women. See Ortiz v. Jordan, 316 Fed. Appx. 449, 450 (6th Cir. 2009). While in prison for stabbing her abusive husband, Ortiz was sexually assaulted by prison guard...

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Definition

Summary judgment is a judgment entered by a court for one party and against another party without a full trial.

Overview

In civil cases, either party may make a pre-trial motion for summary judgment.

Rule 56 of the Federal Rules...