Anand Vihar LLC v. The Evans Group Incorporated

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-cv-00841

ORDER provisionally granting {{65}} Defendant's Motion in Limine. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 8/7/2017. (AEN)

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Pageld 1352 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION ANAND VIHAR LLC, Plaintiff / Counter Defendant, VS. Case No. 8: 16 - cv - 841 - T - 27TBM THE EVANS GROUP INCORPORATED, Defendant / Counter Claimant, ORDER BEFORE THE COURT is Defendant's Motion in Limine (Dkt. 65), which Plaintiff opposes (Dkt. 71) . 1. Evidence of Unrelated Copyright Dispute: The Ponce Action Defendant's motion to exclude evidence of the Ponce Action is provisionally GRANTED. See Alcatel USA, Inc. v. DGI Techs ., Inc ., 166 F. 3d 772, 792 - 93, 792 (5th Cir. 1999); Practice Mgmt. TI Info. Corp. v. Am. Med. Ass ' n, 121 F. 3d 516, 520 n. 9 (9th Cir. 1997), amended, 133 F. 3d 1140 (9th Cir. 1998); Lasercomb Am ., Inc. v, Reynolds, 911 F. 2d 970, 972 (4th Cir. 1990); United Tel. Co. of Missouri v. Johnson Pub. Co ., 855 F. 2d 604, 610 - 11 (8th Cir. 1988) . Plaintiff shall not mention in the presence of the jury or attempt to introduce any testimony about the Ponce Action without first approaching the bench and obtaining a ruling on the admissibility of such evidence. 2. Evidence of Unrelated Legal Disputes: Lender Cases Defendant's motion to exclude evidence of unrelated legal disputes is provisionally GRANTED. Plaintiff shall not mention in the presence of the jury or attempt to introduce any testimony about unrelated legal disputes without first approaching the bench and obtaining a ruling on the admissibility of such evidence. Pageld 1353 3. Evidence of Evans Group's Tax Returns from 2013 - 2015 Defendant's motion to exclude evidence of its tax returns from 2013 - 2015 is provisionally GRANTED. Plaintiff shall not mention in the presence of the jury or attempt to introduce any testimony about Defendant's tax returns from 2013 - 2015 without first approaching the bench and obtaining a ruling on the admissibility of such evidence. 4. Evidence of Anand's Post - Discovery Plans Defendant's motion to exclude evidence of Anand's post - discovery plans is provisionally GRANTED. Plaintiff shall not mention in the presence of the jury or attempt to introduce any testimony about the post - discovery plans without first approaching the bench and obtaining a ruling on the admissibility of such evidence. DONE AND ORDERED this 7 day of August, 2017. JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Counsel of Record