Summary Process

Summary Process

A legal procedure used for enforcing a right that takes effect faster and more efficiently than ordinary methods. The legal papers—a court order, for example—used to achieve an expeditious resolution of the controversy.

Because summary process deprives a defendant of all the time and legal defenses usually available, a plaintiff may invoke it only when specifically permitted by law. For example, some states provide for a special procedure for evicting a tenant without the normal delays of a lawsuit, and some states allow summary process for resolving incidental issues that arise between the parties during the pendency of a lawsuit.

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A very summary process completed the simple cookery, when he and the Mohicans commenced their humble meal, with the silence and characteristic diligence of men who ate in order to enable themselves to endure great and unremitting toil.
Magdalen stopped his mouth by a summary process, to which even Frank submitted gratefully.
He even gave several exceedingly unequivocal demonstrations of his displeasure during the summary process, and would, more than once, have broken out in open and desperate resistance, but for the admonitions and entreaties of the trembling girl, who clung to his side, in a manner so dependent, as to show the youth, that her hopes were now placed, no less on his discretion, than on his disposition to serve her.
It was not until Caleb had been occupied, some time, in yoking a team of horses to a waggon by the summary process of nailing the harness to the vital parts of their bodies, that she drew near to his working-stool, and sitting down beside him, said:
Whilst the mechanism of the summary process is expedient, in practice a defendant may raise substantive and procedural objections which would lead to the enforcement proceedings being referred to the Court of First Instance.
Latour of a forthcoming summary process action should he not vacate the airport premises.
1, 2012, the Ley de Victimas y Restitucion de Tierras went into effect, which allows those expelled from their lands--from the lands sold under threat--to come forward and claim them and, following a summary process, have their property rights restored (NotiSur, July 8, 2011).
Since it had been decided to follow a summary process with the key criterion being the lowest bid, then the selection should have been done in a manner in which all who were selected would meet all the criteria laid out," Yiorkadji said.
Status of Summary Process Counterclaims Prior to Adoption
4(g), within subdivision (f) re contempt, provides a summary process for addressing a respondent's failure to respond to official bar inquiries in disciplinary proceedings; requires bar petition to supreme court, for contempt and order to show cause; provides 10 days for respondent's response; allows for assignment of matters to a referee for factual findings; and authorizes suspension in such cases.
The system, which supports either a full underwriting or a summary process, supports the entire life cycle of the facultative process, including application, additional information, offers and acceptance.
It will fall under the JTRS Joint Program Office umbrella and established management practices, and the program's progress will be reported through the Defense Acquisition Executive Summary process and through Defense Acquisition Board Program Reviews as required.