Summary Judgment is a mechanism by which parties can resolve some or all of the pending claims in a civil action. Summary Judgment is governed by Rule 56 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. A motion for summary judgment shall be rendered if the record presented shows that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that any party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. If a judge finds that both of the requirements are met, he or she will grant the motion.