Motions in Limine in Personal Injury: Obtaining Early Rulings on the Exclusion or Admissibility of Certain Evidence

Evaluating Whether and When to File Motion in Limine; Strategies for Researching, Drafting and Arguing Motions

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (in 3 days)
(Alert: Event date has changed from 3/22/2017!)
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT


This CLE webinar will provide guidance to personal injury plaintiff and defense litigators on strategically using motions in limine to prevent the admission of prejudicial or irrelevant evidence or to obtain a ruling allowing for the admission of certain evidence. Our panel will discuss common pitfalls with motions in limine and explain how thoughtful crafting and arguing of motions in limine can help ensure that certain evidence is excluded or admitted at trial.

Description

Strategically filed motions in limine can set the stage for success in personal injury trials by preventing unfavorable evidence from coming before the jury. Motions in limine can also be leveraged by personal injury litigators—both plaintiff and defense—to obtain advanced rulings on whether evidence critical to their position may be admitted.

When approached thoughtfully, motions in limine can be instrumental in helping counsel develop case themes and defining the parameters of a trial. Motions in limine can also serve as an effective tool for preserving issues for appeal.

Listen as our authoritative panel of personal injury litigators discusses how to strategically leverage motions in limine to exclude or admit certain evidence. The panel will explore recurring issues that arise with motions in limine in personal injury litigation and offer guidance on effectively researching, drafting and arguing motions in limine.

Outline

  1. Bringing motions in limine
    1. Evaluating whether to bring
    2. Timing of motion
    3. Researching motion
    4. Drafting motion
    5. Arguing motion
  2. Defending motions in limine
  3. Preserving issues for appeal after unfavorable ruling on motion in limine

Benefits

The panel will discuss these and other key issues:

  • What types of evidence do personal injury attorneys generally seek to exclude via motions in limine?
  • What categories of evidence may warrant a motion in limine seeking to admit certain evidence?
  • What timing considerations should counsel take into account when filing motions in limine?
  • How should motions in limine be drafted and argued in court?
  • What steps should counsel take to preserve an objection for appeal following the denial of a motion in limine?

Faculty

David H. Fleisher, P.E.
Fleisher Forensics, Ambler, Pa.

Mr. Fleisher has evaluated litigation and claim matters involving premises liability, highway, construction and accident reconstruction since 1986. He has been qualified to testify as an expert in federal and state courts. Before founding Fleisher Forensics in 2002, he was Vice President of Consulting Engineers and Scientists, Inc. for 16 years, where he evaluated litigation and claim matters. He frequently presents to attorneys at CLE programs. 

Matthew J. Focht, Senior Counsel
Joseph Greenwald & Laake, Greenbelt, Md.

Mr. Focht is a trial lawyer in the firm’s Personal Injury Practice Group. He helps individuals who have been seriously injured in avoidable accidents recover the compensation they deserve in litigation before state and federal courts. He has deep experience in managing a broad range of high-stakes personal injury matters on behalf of victims and surviving family members, including auto accidents, wrongful death cases, and a variety of other serious accidents caused by negligence.


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