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John Martinez v. Tammy Garcia

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION


December 4, 2012

JOHN MARTINEZ, PLAINTIFF,
v.
TAMMY GARCIA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM ORDER

This Court's November 8, 2012 memorandum opinion and order, which addressed motions in limine filed by the two defendants referred to collectively (for convenience) as the "Medical Defendants," held off on ruling on one aspect of their challenge to the testimony of opinion witness Dr. Michael Loiacono. That deferral related to Medical Defendants' contention that there was an inconsistency between a portion of Dr. Loiacono's written report and a portion of his later deposition testimony, a matter as to which this Court ordered counsel for plaintiff John Martinez ("Martinez") to address that subject with a supplemental submission.

Now Martinez' counsel has done so, and the requested supplemental response has demonstrated persuasively that Medical Defendants' motion was based on their counsel's misapprehension that such a claimed inconsistency existed--a misapprehension principally caused by the inartful phrasing of the questions that defense counsel had posed to Dr. Loiacono in that regard during his deposition.*fn1

Accordingly the final facet of Medical Defendants' motion in limine is denied. This Court's previously-established April 22, 2013 trial date remains in effect.


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