Anderson v. Liberty Lobby
In Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242 (1986), the United States Supreme Court established the basic rule for lower courts to consider motions for summary judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c).
To obtain summary judgment, the moving party must show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgments as a matter of law. In considering a motion for summary judgment, the court will not "weigh the evidence and determine the truth of the matter." Id. at 249.