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Godinez v. City of Chicago

October 4, 2012

GODINEZ
v.
CITY OF CHICAGO, ET AL.



Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge Joan H. Lefkow than Assigned Judge

CASE TITLE

DOCKET ENTRY TEXT

Pretrial conference was held on this case on September 27, 2012. The parties' motions in limine [47] [50] are ruled upon as stated in the statement portion of this order. Plaintiffs' motions in limine #1, #2, and supplemental motion in limine #2 are granted without objection. Plaintiffs' motion in limine #4 and supplemental motion in limine # 1 are granted. Plaintiffs' motion in limine # 5 is granted without objection in part, and ruling is reserved in part. Defendants' motion in limine #1 is granted.

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STATEMENT

Presently before the court are motions in limine filed by plaintiffs and defendants. Motions in limine should be granted only if the evidence is clearly not admissible for any purpose. See Hawthorne Partners v. AT&T Techs., Inc., 831 F. Supp. 1398, 1400 (N.D. Ill. 1993). If there is any question on the issue, the court should reserve ruling on questions of admissibility until they actually arise in the context of the trial rather than barring the evidence before trial. See id. at 1401.

Plaintiffs' Motions In Limine

1. Motion to Bar Any Previously Undisclosed Witnesses/Evidence and to Exclude Witnesses from the Courtroom

This motion is granted without objection.

2. Motion to Bar Defendants from Gaining Unfair Advantage by Using Either the CLEAR System or LEADS to Investigate the Background of Jurors or to Initiate New Investigations of Witnesses Once Trial Begins

This motion is granted without objection.

3. Motion to Bar the Use by Defendants of Plaintiff's Mug Shot Photos and Photos Taken by CPD Evidence Technicians

Plaintiffs withdraw this motion.

4. Motion to Bar All References to Plaintiffs' ...


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