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Wilson v. O'brien et al

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


July 29, 2011

WILSON
v.
O'BRIEN ET AL

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Charles P. Kocoras U.S. District Court Judge

Name of Assigned Judge Charles P. Kocoras Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge than Assigned Judge

CASE TITLE DOCKET ENTRY TEXT

Plaintiff's motion (Doc [259]) in limine to bar reference to marijuana use is granted. All other pending motions in limine are denied. Hearing on admissibility issues re: testimony and exhibits set for 1/17/2012 at 10:15 a.m. Jury trial set for 1/23/2012 at 10:15 a.m.

O[ For further details see text below.] Docketing to mail notices.

ORDER

RULING ON PENDING MOTIONS

PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS IN LIMINE

1. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [259]) in limine to bar reference to marijuana use - Defendants did not object. Said motion is granted.

2. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [257]) in limine to bar reference to plaintiff's past alcoholism - Denied. Relevant to damages.

3. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [260]) in limine to bar references to plaintiff's 1995 conviction, and arrests that did not lead to conviction - Denied without prejudice to reassertion at trial. Has relevance to familiarity with criminal justice system and issue of coercion.

4. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [258]) in limine to bar reference to child support payments - Denied without prejudice. May be relevant to damages and relationships with family members.

5. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [261]) in limine to bar the testimony of Chester Mental Health Center Professionals - Denied without prejudice.

6. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [256]) in limine for a jury view of Division 11 of the Cook County Jail -Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

7. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [255]) in limine to bar reference to plaintiff's possession of a gun and a knife -Denied. Relevant to issue of probable cause to arrest and defendant's state of mind re: arrest.

8. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [263]) in limine for leave to introduce "other bad acts" evidence of defendant James O'Brien - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

9. Plaintiff's motion (Doc [262]) in limine to bar Dr. Alexander Obolsky's expert opinions - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS IN LIMINE

1. Defendants' omnibus motions (Docs [264]) in limine - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

2. Defendants' motion (Doc [266]) in limine to bar adverse inference and reference to certain defendants invoking their Fifth Amendment privilege - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

3. Defendants' motion (Doc [268]) to bar the testimony of Gary L. Wells - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

4. Defendants' motion (Doc [272]) to bar the testimony of Richard A. Leo - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

5. Defendants' motion (Doc [270]) to bar Joseph J. Stine as an expert witness - Denied without prejudice to reconsideration at trial.

Hearing on admissibility issues re: testimony and exhibits set for 1/17/2012 at 10:15 a.m. Jury trial set for 1/23/2012 at 10:15 a.m.

Dated: July 29, 2011

20110729

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