Zisumbo v. Ogden Regional Medical Center, No. 1:2010cv00073 - Document 141 (D. Utah 2013)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDERdenying 108 Motion in Limine Re: Legal Problems. Signed by Judge Ted Stewart on 7/26/13. (ss)
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Zisumbo v. Ogden Regional Medical Center Doc. 141 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH NORTHERN DIVISION RAYMOND L. ZISUMBO, Plaintiff, ORDER DENYING WIHTOUT PREJUDICE PLAINTIFF S MOTION IN LIMINE RE: LEGAL PROBLEMS v. OGDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Case No. 1:10-CV-73 TS Defendant. This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff s Motion in Limine Re: Legal Problems.1 Through his Motion, Plaintiff seeks an Order from the Court prohibiting witnesses from offering testimony, and [Ogden Regional Medical Center ( ORMC )] from initiating questions related to [Plaintiff s] alleged, perceived, or actual legal problems unrelated to this case, unless preapproved by the Court. 2 1 Docket No. 108. 2 Id. a 1. 1 Dockets.Justia.com In a prior decision, the Court warned that [t]he record currently before the Court suggests that the criminal matters have very little, if any, relevance to the issues to be decided at trial and the prejudicial effect of the criminal matters is likely to be very high. 3 As stated, the Court is mindful of the prejudice that may result from the introduction of testimony or evidence regarding Plaintiff s unrelated legal problems. For this reason, the Court reiterates that Defendant should not introduce evidence of Plaintiff s alleged, perceived, or actual legal problems unrelated to this case, unless pre-approved by the Court. However, the Court is persuaded that much of this evidence may be admissible at trial. Plaintiff may object to the admission of specific testimony, where appropriate, at trial. It is therefore ORDERED that Plaintiff s Motion in Limine Re: Legal Problems (Docket No. 108) is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Plaintiff may object to specific evidence at trial. DATED July 26, 2013. BY THE COURT: _____________________________________ TED STEWART United States District Judge 3 Docket No. 84, at 2. 2