Ending a case before trial can be accomplished by submitting a motion to the court. Generally, motions that might be used to end a case before trial include nonsuits, dismissals, settlements, summary judgments, and default judgments.
The court can dismiss a case if the Plaintiff didn’t file it properly or didn’t follow the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. See Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 165a.
A common way this can happen is a case being Dismissed for Want of Prosecution if no action has been taken in the case.
Generally, parties can work out an agreement and resolve part or all of a case before it goes to trial in a settlement agreement. If this is the case it is a good idea to have a licensed attorney read over the agreement before it is finalized.
When there are no disputes about the important facts of the case and, based on those important facts, there is no evidence to support the claim or defense of the case, the judge can grant a Motion for Summary Judgment, and decide the case before trial.
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