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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)

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in limine

‘on the threshold’. A preliminary point or plea is said to be made in limine.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However, it was dismissed some two months ago by a single member HC bench comprising Justice Raja Shiraz Kiani in limine 'in the light of the 2015 SC verdict,' maintaining that litigation on the same issue could not be done 'again and again.'
The defendants in return filed a motion in limine, asking the court to prohibit the discussion of MySpace and YouTube, claiming the screenshots of archived web pages provided into evidence amount to hearsay.
A provincial law officer opposed the petition and sought its dismissal at limine stage by stating that after a proper inquiry the petitioner had been found guilty of sexual harassment.
His topics include relevancy and its limitations, relevant evidence deemed inadmissible for policy reasons, evidentiary foundations and issues during trial, drafting and arguing motions in limine, and the trial judge's role and control during trial.
If the other side tries to use a questionable post, then file a motion in limine, seeking to keep it out of evidence on the basis of prejudice or some other pertinent objection.
About a year and a half ago, this column addressed a decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals holding that an appellant was required to bring a motion for a new trial to preserve for appeal certain evidentiary issues raised in motions in limine even if the motions were heard and decided prior to trial.
Where a plaintiff seeking an order requiring the defendant city to recalculate and pay the pensions owed to retirees has moved in limine for an order that the plaintiff does not need to prove individual damage amounts for each member of the class at trial, the motion should be allowed, as individual damages are not required to fulfill the damages element of the plaintiff's breach of contract claim.
A singe bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah conducted hearing of the petition moved by Shoabi Razzaq Advocate in person and dismissed the same in limine.
The case settled during trial following a hearing on motions in limine filed by both sides to the litigation.
Before the trial, DOT made a motion in limine, requesting that the trial court instruct all parties, counsel, and witnesses not to mention certain information in the presence of the jury.
Where a plaintiff filed a motion in limine and sought to compel deposition answers in a property case against his brother, the motion to compel is denied because he did not identify the questions he intended to ask, and the motion in limine is denied because the evidence he sought to bar was not necessarily prohibited by the best evidence rule or statue of frauds.
Prior to trial, each party filed motions in limine, including the one at issue here, in which the City of Zion asked that any evidence regarding Burton's 2008 encounter with Officer Richardt be omitted from evidence.