In limine in limerick – Bossier v State Farm

A  lawyer by the name of Guice has tried to play fair and be nice but when State Farm raised her ire she grabbed their personal voir dire and asked the Court for ice. If you recall State Farm puts the Court to the test in Bossier – files nine motions in limine UPDATED and the … Continue reading “In limine in limerick – Bossier v State Farm”

State Farm puts the Court to the test in Bossier – files nine motions in limine UPDATED

Defendants mistakenly believe that just because evidence is prejudicial it is not admissible. Not so. All relevant evidence is necessarily prejudicial. Are we going to see yet another case gutted before trial? Obviously,  State Farm would like nothing better.  The Company filed nine motions in limine on the last day of September with trial set … Continue reading “State Farm puts the Court to the test in Bossier – files nine motions in limine UPDATED”

Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into – Kuehn files Motion in limine to exclude Spragins and Tucker

Plaintiffs would show that any testimony that may be offered by Defendant’s counsel, H. Scot Spragins or Lawrence J. Tucker, should be prohibited and/or excluded. State Farm previously stated…that “State Farm’s counsel is not the only source of the information Plaintiffs seek. Moreover, any information they possesses [sic] is not relevant or crucial to the … Continue reading “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into – Kuehn files Motion in limine to exclude Spragins and Tucker”

MR-GO gets ready to go – Part 2 – Duval’s Order on motions in limine gives plaintiffs green light to try their case

Breaking news of Judge Duval’s decision on the Government’s Motions in limine let readers know what happened but with little about the why. Why is important.  So is understanding that winning a motion is no guarantee of winning a case.  Neither is winning six motions, six-and-a-half to be exact.  Instead, what Duval’s decision guaranteed is … Continue reading “MR-GO gets ready to go – Part 2 – Duval’s Order on motions in limine gives plaintiffs green light to try their case”

Breaking News – Judge Duval denies six of seven motions in limine filed in MRGO

The Court has reviewed the motions, memoranda, oppositions and replies filed with respect to these motions and is prepared to rule there on. As a preface, the Court would note that many of  these motions seek to limit testimony and evidence predicated on false presumptions concerning a fact which the Court has ruled is contested … Continue reading “Breaking News – Judge Duval denies six of seven motions in limine filed in MRGO”

MR-Go gets ready to go to trial – Part 1: the Government’s seven motions in limine

Motion in limine (Latin: “at the threshold“) as in a motion filed by the opposing party when a policyholder is “at the threshold” of victory – or so it seems in Katrina insurance litigation. Simply, and accurately stated, however, a motion in limine is a pre-trial motion filed to exclude certain evidence at trial. Seven … Continue reading “MR-Go gets ready to go to trial – Part 1: the Government’s seven motions in limine”

some for you, some for you, some to share – Judge Senter plays Santa in limine

Judge Senter’s Order on the various motions in limine in Payment v State Farm reminded me of Santa passing out gifts – and he kindly listed the various motions much like we’ve done here on SLABBED; so, they’ll be easy to follow.  Since I’m way short of time to do more than just get this … Continue reading “some for you, some for you, some to share – Judge Senter plays Santa in limine”

“The future ain’t what it use to be” for Richard “Dickie” Scruggs UPDATED with links to Motions in Limine

-but, then again, it ain’t over ’til it’s over ; and, according to a recent status report on the tangled web of legal cases, it’s not going to be over any time soon. When famed Oxford litigator Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, his son Zach and their legal associate Sidney Backstrom are sentenced on July 2, only … Continue reading ““The future ain’t what it use to be” for Richard “Dickie” Scruggs UPDATED with links to Motions in Limine”

While I’m on legal topics: Hark! Did I hear that legal ethicist and Slabbed fav Dane Ciolino was DQ’d as an ethics expert after a Daubert hearing…

We’ve done a few layman’s posts on the meaning of a Daubert hearing so I won’t get into the technials and the ruling, which I promise to roll out later in its own post or in comments to this one, is very bad for Team Dane. I hear rumblings that being limined into oblivion once … Continue reading “While I’m on legal topics: Hark! Did I hear that legal ethicist and Slabbed fav Dane Ciolino was DQ’d as an ethics expert after a Daubert hearing…”

More writs from a dishonest bitch are ditched as Randy and the gang at United Fire Group get their asses kicked again.

Yesterday it was the 5th Circuit that bitch slapped Randy and the Lafayette legal team as the folks at United Fire Group aka United Fire and Casualty Company aka Lafayette Insurance sink to new lows trying to hose Aunt Sally’s Praline Shop in a case that once again reveals how insurers misuse and abuse the court … Continue reading “More writs from a dishonest bitch are ditched as Randy and the gang at United Fire Group get their asses kicked again.”