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in limine

(in limb-in-ay) from Latin for "at the threshold," referring to a motion before a trial begins. A motion to suppress illegally-obtained evidence is such a motion. (See: motion to suppress)

in limine

‘on the threshold’. A preliminary point or plea is said to be made in limine.

IN LIMINE. In or at the beginning. This phrase is frequently used; as, the courts are anxious to check crimes in limine.

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It was most frequently challenged in a motion in limine (72 percent) or in an objection made at trial (64 percent).
The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted in limine orders excluding three blocks of evidence the government proffered before the murder trial of Nurse Gilbert.
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The motion in limine can help the plaintiff lawyer win the case before trial ever begins.
However, the petition was dismissed in limine on March 31, 2016, on the ground that the controversy had already been resolved by the high court and, ultimately, by the apex court in another case titled Shah Ghulam Qadir vs Sardar Gul-e-Khandan and eight others.
Before trial, the property owners filed motions in limine to exclude a county valuation report and two of the countys witnesses.
Petersen, who serves on the Federal Election Commission, had difficulty answering questions about the "Daubert standard," which has to do with expert witness testimony, and the definition of a "motion in limine," which has to do with the introduction of evidence.
The court declared the petition non-maintainable and dismissed it in limine.
It also criticized the use of a motion in limine (to limit testimony allowed at trial) when it had the effect of a motion for summary judgment without the protections of a motion for summary judgment.
Engage litigation counsel regarding motions in limine, and know whether such motions preserve issues for appeal
On January 6, 2010, the defendants filed a motion in limine to exclude Vivian's expert because his testimony did not comply with the "locality rule.