A motion is a procedure requesting a court to make a decision about the contested issue before it. Motions may be made at any point during the court proceedings. However, that right is regulated by court rules which vary from place to place. The party requesting the motion may be called the movant, or may simply be the moving party. The party opposing the motion is the nonmovant or nonmoving party.
When the non-moving party is willing to accept the motion made by the other, it is called adoption of a motion. Usually a defendant or a plaintiff may adopt other co-defendant’s or co-plaintiff’s motion.