summary judgment

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a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law

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2000) (describing moving party's obligation to show non-moving party cannot carry its burden at trial); McLaughlin v.
He also cited established case law which states, "Although summary judgment is generally disfavored in antitrust litigation, it is appropriate when the non-moving party does not show any issues of material fact and does not present an adequate record to support a finding in his favor.
The moving party may accomplish this by either: (1) affirmatively negating an essential element of the non-moving party's claim; or (2) showing that the non-moving party will not be able to prove an essential element at trial.
Summary judgment should be granted only when a complaint is so legally deficient that recovery would be impossible even if all well-pleaded facts were true and construed in the light most favorable to the non-moving party.
A genuine issue of fact exists if the evidence is such that a reasonable jury could find that the facts are in favor of the non-moving party.
The court held, inter alia, that when considering a motion for a directed verdict, courts must evaluate the facts and inference drawn from the evidence in a light most favorable to the non-moving party.
The court held, inter alia, that once the moving party on a motion for summary judgment has demonstrated that there is an absence of disputed facts, the non-moving party bears the burden of coming forward with an affirmative showing that issues of fact are indeed in dispute.
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