02 May A Victory
It’s good to win. It’s even better when your win is something you believe in 100%.
I occasionally represent people or businesses in Justice Court – which is basically small claims court here in the Flathead. It doesn’t happen often, on the civil side of things in Justice Court, because Justice Court limits the amount of money one may recover if one wins. So, it usually doesn’t pencil to have a lawyer represent you there. But, we were hired late last year to defend a business in a contract dispute, in Justice Court.
The opposing party filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, which basically means that, if they won the Motion, they won the case. I opposed the motion and filed a “Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment,” which means (you got it) if we won the Motion, we won the case. No need for trial, nothing, we just win.
And, we won!
I’m thrilled. But not just for myself, I’m also thrilled for my client who had felt like she was living with a bit of a cloud over her head for the last six months. I’m also thrilled that the whole process took less than a year. In fact, from the date we first received the motion to the Order dismissing the case, it only took about a month.