A motion is a request made by a party to the Tribunal to make a decision on a preliminary or procedural issue. A motion can be presented at any time during an existing proceeding. In a motion, the party filing the motion is the moving party and the other parties are the responding parties.
- Common examples of requests made by motion include:
- Requesting a temporary order,
- Determining the manner in which to serve documents,
- Challenging the jurisdiction (or authority) of the Tribunal to hear the matter,
- Requesting a change in the location of the hearing,
- Requesting an adjournment of the hearing date, or
- Requesting a change in the timeframes specified under the Rules of Procedure.