UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 26, 2012
TITLE STEPHEN ARTHUR DUBOSE
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES; ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Christina A. Snyder
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Present: The Honorable CHRISTINA A. SNYDER
CATHERINE JEANG Not Present N/A
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants:
Not Present Not Present
Proceedings: (In Chambers:) Plaintiff's Motion in Limine to Prevent
Witnesses Robert Fonzi From Giving an Opinion on Ultimate Legal Issues (Filed March 25, 2012)
The Court finds this motion appropriate for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. Civ. P. 78; Local Rule 7-15.
Plaintiff seeks to prevent defendants' witness, Robert Fonzi, from giving an opinion on ultimate legal issues. Specifically, plaintiff objects to Fonzi's statement in his disclosure documents that ". . . it is my opinion that Deputy Bocanegra used reasonable force when he pushed Dubose forward from a perceived threat and/or attack." Mot. at 1.
The Court previously held that while Fonzi would be permitted "to offer testimony generally as to policies, procedures, and reasonable use of force," he would not be permitted to testify "as to the actions taken by defendants in this case specifically, as to do so would invade the province of the jury." Dkt. No. 183 at 5. The Court does not believe it necessary to revisit this holding, and hereby DENIES plaintiff's motion as
IT IS ORDERED.
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