United States District Court, D. Kansas
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON MOTIONS IN LIMINE
J. JAMES U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
matter is before the Court on Defendant's Motion in
Limine (ECF No. 47) filed in anticipation of trial.
Defendant's motion argues a number of areas of inquiry
are inadmissible under the federal rules of evidence. For the
reasons stated below, Defendant's motion is denied in
part, granted in part, and other issues the Court takes under
advisement until trial.
purpose of an in limine motion is to aid the trial process by
enabling the Court to rule in advance of trial on the
relevance of certain forecasted evidence, as to issues that
are definitely set for trial, without lengthy argument at, or
interruption of, the trial.” “A motion in limine is
designed to prevent the interjection of specific evidence
that is irrelevant, inadmissible, or prejudicial. . . . A
motion in limine which generally lacks specificity as to any
particular evidence is properly denied.”
Those as to which Plaintiffs raise no objection.
moves in limine to preclude evidence of or reference to a
number of matters to which Plaintiffs raise no objection. The
Court lists each using the number Defendant assigned in its
1. Evidence and argument comparing the size, power and wealth
of Plaintiffs and Defendant;
2. Evidence and argument regarding the insurance industry in
3. Evidence regarding other claims and
4. Evidence and argument regarding redaction of certain
portions of claim file;
5. Lay witness opinion testimony regarding the cause of the
7. Questions, evidence, and argument regarding information
sought in the application for the insurance ...