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Michael Tater-Alexander v. Lonnie R. Amerjan

March 14, 2011

MICHAEL TATER-ALEXANDER, PLAINTIFF,
v.
LONNIE R. AMERJAN, CITY OF CLOVIS, TINA STIRLING, COMMUNITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, DR. THOMAS E. MANSFIELD, MARY JO GREENE, AND, DOES 1 THROUGH 100, INCLUSIVE,
DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge

ORDER ON MOTIONS IN LIMINE OF DEFENDANT THOMAS MANSFIELD, M.D.

Judge: Honorable Judge Oliver Wanger Courtroom: 3

Date: February 18, 2011 Time: 12:00 noon Trial: May 3, 2011

On February 18, 2011, the Motions in Limine submitted on behalf of defendant THOMAS MANSFIELD, M.D., were argued and ruled upon. The following are the rulings on those motions:

1. MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 1: TO EXCLUDE ALL WITNESSES FROM THE COURTROOM. RULING:

Granted. The Court, however, will accept an offer of proof as to why an expert either needs to be in the courtroom or to be provided with testimony or other information developed at trial to be able to express opinions. The parties and/or a designated party agent for trial are excepted from this ruling that witnesses may not be in the courtroom during any part of the trial until they testify and there is no reasonable prospect of their being recalled to give further testimony. It shall be up to counsel to police this because the Court will not recognize the witnesses.

2. MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 2: PLAINTIFF SHOULD BE PRECLUDED FROM CALLING ANY WITNESSES OR INTRODUCING ANY DOCUMENTS NOT PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED IN DISCOVERY OR PRODUCED OR INCLUDED IN THE PRE-TRIAL ORDER.

RULING:

Granted.

3. MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 3: PRECLUDE EVIDENCE OF SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

RULING:

Granted. This ruling, however, does not apply to the e-mail correspondence from the plaintiff to Mr. Johnson of July 29, 2008 which includes a demand to settle for a structured settlement of $2,975,000.00 and photos of plaintiff. Plaintiff's counsel stated there is no objection to using the two e-mails which are attached to defendant hospital's response to plaintiff's MIL No. 3. (Document 226.)

4. MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 4: PRECLUDE PLAINTIFF FROM DISCUSSING THE WEALTH OR POVERTY OF ...


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