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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Tupman at this summary proceeding, great as it was, was immeasurably exceeded by the astonishment of the doctor.
Eustace's motive for this summary proceeding was much the same motive which animated his conduct toward you.
[I]t is the intention of the parties hereto that their disputes be adjudicated via summary proceedings."
The proposed amendments would enable the estate officer to apply summary proceedings for evicting unauthorised occupants from residential accommodations and to levy damage charges for accommodation held during the period of litigation.
'San ka rin nakakita ng summary proceedings na hindi alam ng petitioners ang sagot ng mga berdugo sa reklamo nito,' Palabay said.
It was also proposed that both may be imposed after referring to summary proceedings.
Section 63(12) summary proceedings are subject to CPLR Article IV ("Special Proceedings").
Lawmakers noted that one of the objectives of allowing summary proceedings for divorce petitions in the proposed law is "to protect the children from the pain and stress resulting from their parents' marital problems." For Eric Baltazar, a 39-year-old father of two who has been estranged from his wife for 16 years, allowing divorce in the Philippines has no impact on the strength of a family.
Except for decisions or decrees in summary proceedings, it shall immediately be executory, barring an appeal before the Court of Appeals.
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.