in limine


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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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Patrick filed a motion in limine before trial seeking to bar the state from introducing evidence of his prior convictions for purposes of impeachment.
But some common defense tactics can be stopped in their tracks before a jury is even impaneled, with a powerful, but underused, tool: the motion in limine.
The patient filed a motion in limine seeking, inter alia, a determination as to whether her complaint sufficiently stated a cause of action for ordinary negligence, "as opposed to a medical malpractice cause of action .
If sensitive evidentiary issues will likely arise during trial, it is prudent to file a motion in limine to preemptively address such matters.
The ORDER, said Carnegie, also DENIED Grant Thornton's motion to extend the deadline for filing motions in limine, setting filing for these motions no later than Wednesday, October 24, responses in opposition due by Monday, October 29, 2001, and replies by Thursday, November 1, 2001.
The hospital complained in its motions in limine about the plaintiff's duplicity in changing his theory.
Start a list of motion in limine subjects when the case comes in, and add to it as the case matures.
Prior to trial, the plaintiff moved in limine to prevent Dr.
A motion in limine is not sufficient to preserve an error in the admission of evidence.
On August 17, 2000, the Haifa District Court decided to accept the defendants' request for dismissal of the Application by the claimants for the recognition of the Claim as a Class Action and ordered the application struck out in limine.
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.