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A partial summary judgment is a request by a litigant for summary judgment on some but not all claims or causes of action.

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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26(a) provides:

A party may move for summary judgment, identifying each claim or defense — or the part of each claim or defense — on which summary judgment is sought. The court shall grant summary judgment if the movant shows that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. The court should state on the record the reasons for granting or denying the motion.

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