IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 3, 2011
FORREST W. PHILLIPS, SR., PLAINTIFF,
HUNTER MARINE TRANSP., INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Williams, Magistrate Judge:
Before the Court are Phillips' First Motion In Limine, Phillips' Second Motion In Limine, and Hunter Marine's Motion In Limine. Arguments were presented in a telephonic hearing held at 3:00 p.m. on November 2, 2011.
I. Phillips' First Motion In Limine
Section 1 of Phillips' First Motion In Limine is GRANTED IN PART. At trial, Hunter Marine will be designated as "Plaintiff;" Phillips will be designated as "Defendant." Otherwise, Section 1 of Phillips' First Motion In Limine is DENIED.
Section 2 is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Evidence of Phillips' June 1995 theft conviction will be excluded. Otherwise, Section 2 of Phillips' First Motion In Limine is DENIED.
Section 3 is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Phillips' conviction for unlawful possession of a controlled substance will be excluded. His forgery convictions will be allowed. And while Hunter Marine may elicit on cross examination the fact that Phillips had a 2007 misdemeanor conviction, any reference to the underlying facts of that conviction-i.e. that it was a theft conviction-will be excluded.
Section 4 is GRANTED.
II. Phillips' Second Motion In Limine
III. Hunter Marine's Motion In Limine
IT IS SO ORDERED.
STEPHEN C. WILLIAMS United States Magistrate Judge
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