Are judges trigger-happy on summary judgment?
Concern is rising that summary judgment are getting handed down too readily
S ummary judgment is judgment without trial. It is therefore, as a matter of principle, objectionable. Finding against somebody in the absence of a hearing where witnesses and documents can be tested is, in point of fact, a mark of the absence of the rule of law.
The Supreme Court has held that summary judgment can only be given in the clearest of cases – that is, where it is “very clear” that no defence...
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