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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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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.'
'In view of the facts and circumstances, the petition being devoid of merits is dismissed in limine,' the judge concluded the verdict.
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.
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.
filed their motion in limine. Defendants claim that plaintiff Clarence Edward Whitaker intends to seek damages for: (1) Mrs.
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.
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 defendants may not introduce evidence or question witnesses about the personal resources or income earned by any witness or class member from any source except for pension income paid by the city, the motion should be allowed, as independent financial resources or income are not relevant.
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.
* Motions in Limine--A motion in limine is "any motion, whether made before or during trial, to exclude anticipated prejudicial evidence before the evidence is actually offered." (9) The exclusion of inadmissible or unfairly prejudicial evidence and arguments prior to trial, as opposed to objections upon their introduction, can help prevent an opponent from tainting a jury.
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.