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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It also criticized the use of a motion in limine (to limit testimony allowed at trial) when it had the effect of a motion for summary judgment without the protections of a motion for summary judgment.
However, it is crucial to know, under the particular jurisdiction's rules and case law, whether a ruling on a motion in limine preserves the objection to the evidence -- in some jurisdictions it does not, and counsel must object at the time the evidence is offered or the issue will be considered waived for purposes of appeal.
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.
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.
Stone filed a motion in limine on December 30, 2003, which also sought to exclude the testimony of Dr.
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.