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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Some common types of motions include: 1, motions in limine, which are requests to exclude certain types of evidence and testimony from being heard by the jury; 2, motions to compel, which ask the court to order the opposing party or a third party to take a particular action (these are typically filed in relation to discovery disputes when one party claims the other party should provide access to certain information); and 3, motions to dismiss, which ask the court to dismiss the case in its entirety based only on the allegations in the complaint because those allegations fail as a matter of law.
Before trial, the property owners filed motions in limine to exclude a county valuation report and two of the countys witnesses.
District courts have granted government motions in limine to exclude personal use evidence in marijuana-trafficking prosecutions under Rules 401 and 402.
There are various potential grounds for appeal and ways to preserve issues for appeal, including dispositive motions, motions in limine,* jury instructions, and post-trial motions.
Engage litigation counsel regarding motions in limine, and know whether such motions preserve issues for appeal
Based on those opinions, all plaintiffs filed motions in limine to exclude Nurse Hambrick's and Dr.
Last year, the Illinois Supreme Court held that absent extraordinary circumstances, trial judges should rule on motions in limine in criminal cases before the trial begins and not defer ruling until after the defendants testify.
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There will also be additional attorneys' fees for the time frame before the trial, preparation of motions in limine, jury instructions and deposition abstracts.
The hospital filed motions in limine on December 23, 2003, which sought to exclude the plaintiff's witness, Dr.