Estate of Holznagel v. CutsingerAnnotate this Case
Ethanuel Holznagel and John Cutsinger were involved in a car accident, and Holznagel died from injuries sustained in the accident. Holznagel's parents (Plaintiffs), the representatives of his estate, brought a wrongful death action against Cutsinger and his employer (Defendants). A jury trial was held and a verdict was returned for Defendants. Plaintiffs appealed the grant of Defendants' motion in limine excluding evidence of Cutsinger's marijuana use. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in determining that the probative value of the evidence was outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice and granting Defendants' motion in limine.