motion in limine


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motion in limine

(limb-in-nay) n. from Latin for "threshold," a motion made at the start of a trial requesting that the judge rule that certain evidence may not be introduced in trial. This is most common in criminal trials where evidence is subject to constitutional limitations, such as statements made without the Miranda warnings (reading their rights). (See: Miranda warning, motion, in limine)

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If the trial judge denied your pretrial motion in limine, and the evidence that was the subject of your motion in limine is offered during trial, you still need to object.
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.
granted Defendants' motion in limine to exclude evidence that Campbell suffered negligent infliction of emotional distress, on the grounds that no such claim had been properly pleaded; and 3) granted the Defendants' motion in limine to exclude evidence of breaches of the standard of care, other than the overdose of Benadryl, that were not presented to the medical review panel.
Mamouzette filed a motion in limine seeking an order to preclude Antoinette's counsel from inquiring into alleged collateral matters at trial.
Averett decided not to testify at his trial because, his counsel stated, he did not want to risk being impeached with his prior convictions if the trial court ruled against him on his motion in limine.
2001) (holding that 'once a trial court makes an unequivocal ruling admitting evidence over a movant's motion in limine, the movant's subsequent introduction of that evidence does not constitute a waiver of the error for appellate review')," the court said in its October 20 per curiam opinion.
Accordingly, on February 18, 2005, Board Enforcement Counsel filed a Motion in Limine, requesting, among other things, that the ALJ rule that Peyrelevade be permitted to testify only by appearing in person at the hearing in the United States, rather than by a deposition to be taken in France.
A motion in limine (a pretrial request to the court to prevent an opposing parry from introducing inadmissible evidence) under federal rule of evidence 104 may be used to exclude an expert witness's report and/or testimony.
In May 2002, after a four-week trial on the remaining five asserted patents during which Yamaha's expert witnesses were precluded from rendering any opinions as a result of the firm's successful motion in limine, Yamaha agreed to settle the ITC case and a related action brought by Yamaha in California involving 32 patents.
1) The order granting the motion in limine or the transcript of the hearing on the motion must clearly indicate what specific evidence is being excluded.
Chiu filed his motion in limine once again, and this time the judge granted it.