Special Motion – to seek the court’s discretion rather than ruling as a matter of course

Special Motion:

(16c.) A motion specifically requiring the court’s discretion upon hearing, as distinguished from one granted as a matter of course.”


adj. (13c.) 1. Of, relating to, or designating a species, kind, or individual thing. 2. (Of a statute, rule, etc.) designed for a particular purpose. 3. (Of powers, etc.) unusual; extraordinary.”


[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6


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