Summary Proceedings

Summary Proceedings

An alternative form of litigation for the prompt disposition of legal actions.

Legal proceedings are regarded as summary when they are shorter and simpler than the ordinary steps in a suit. Summary proceedings are ordinarily available for cases that require prompt action and generally involve a small number of clearcut issues.

SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS. When cases are to be adjudged promptly, without any unnecessary form, the proceedings are said to be summary.
     2. In no case can the party be tried summarily unless when such proceedings are authorized by legislative authority, except perhaps in the cases of contempts, for the common law is a stranger to such a mode of trial. 4 Bl. Com. 280; 20 Vin. Ab. 42; Boscawen on Conv.; Paley on Convict.; vide Convictions.

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Eustace's motive for this summary proceeding was much the same motive which animated his conduct toward you.
Tupman at this summary proceeding, great as it was, was immeasurably exceeded by the astonishment of the doctor.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan listened to a briefing on Thara system at Dubai Courts allows the judge to hear the detainee and issue judgments at any time and any place, thereby offering instant solutions for summary proceedings without subjecting the detainee to personal insult or slowing down procedures.
It also proposes summary proceedings that will shorten litigation proceedings.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service - Scotland's version of the CPS - last night confirmed the case was listed for summary proceedings, which means a sheriff will decide the case alone, without a jury.
Second, Macron will try to establish summary proceedings in which judges can order that content be deleted, or that websites be delisted from search engines or blocked altogether.
Congress should also look into the creation of road right of way (RROW) courts with a specific mandate to resolve such disputes within a short time frame, with summary proceedings, issuance of writs of possession pendente lite, and executory decisions pending appeal.
In April 2013, Great Lakes served Dinehart with a notice to quit for non-payment of rent, and later filed summary proceedings in the Kalamazoo District Court for possession and unpaid rent.
The first, issued by the Supreme Administrative Court in January, nullified the agreement, while the second verdict, issued in April by the Summary Proceedings Court, ruled for its validity.
In recent years, the European Convention of Human Rights (ECFIR) has ruled that summary proceedings are problematic.
Hungary has reportedly already begun returning refugees to Serbia, following very summary proceedings.
The Delaware Supreme Court noted that the following non-exhaustive factors could be considered in making such a determination: (i) the fact that plaintiff seeks to file claims arising out of the same conduct that was already the subject of derivative litigation in the Court of Chancery; (ii) the interest of United Technologies in obtaining consistent rulings; (iii) United Technologies' adoption of a forum selection bylaw; (iv) plaintiff's inability to articulate a reason for filing a suit in a forum other than Delaware; and (v) the importance of maintaining Section 220 actions as streamlined, summary proceedings, particular when companies can move to dismiss if a plaintiff files in an improper forum in violation of a forum selection bylaw.