Motion for judgment on the pleadings

: a motion made after pleadings have been entered that requests the court to issue a judgment at that point
compare summary judgment at judgment
Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, if matters outside of the pleadings are presented to the court when a motion for judgment on the pleadings is made, the motion will be treated as a motion for summary judgment.

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