Washington v. Blue Grace Logistics, LLC

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-cv-01281

ORDER granting {{51}} Motion in Limine; denying without prejudice {{52}} Motion in Limine; granting {{57}} Motion in Limine; denying {{58}} Motion in Limine. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 1/29/2018. (AEN)

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PageID 1478 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION KEVIN WASHINGTON, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 8: 16 - cv - 1281 - T - 27TGW BLUE GRACE LOGISTICS, LLC, Defendant. ORDER BEFORE THE COURT are four Motions in Limine (Dkts. 51, 52, 57, 58) and the respective responses (Dkts, 60, 61, 62, 63) . 1. Defendant. Blue Grace Logistics LLC's First Motion in Limine Regarding Position (s) Taken by Reese Weathers in Private Litigation against Plaintiff, Kevin Washington (Dkt. 51), and Plaintiff's Response (Dkt. 60): This motion is provisionally GRANTED. Plaintiff shall not mention in the presence of the jury or attempt to introduce any testimony about the position Reese Weathers took in prior litigation with Plaintiff without first approaching the bench and obtaining a ruling on the admissibility of such evidence. 2. Defendant, Blue Grace Logistics LLC's Second Motion in Limine Regarding Position Taken or Not Taken by Defendant in Response to Plaintiff's Unemployment Claim (Dkt. 52), and Plaintiff's Response (Dkt. 61): This motion is DENIED without prejudice. 3. Plaintiff's Motion in Limine Regarding Prior Litigation (Dkt. 57), and Defendant's Response (Dkt. 63); This motion is provisionally GRANTED. Defendant shall not mention in the presence of the PagelD 1479 jury or attempt to introduce any testimony about Plaintiff's prior litigation without first approaching the bench and obtaining a ruling on the admissibility of such evidence. 4. Defendant, Blue Grace Logistics LLC's Third Motion in Limine to Exclude any Evidence that Does Not Conform to the Theories of Liability as Alleged in Plaintiff Kevin Washington's Third Amended Complaint (Dkt. 58), and Plaintiff's Response (Dkt. 62): This motion is DENIED. DONE AND ORDERED this 24 day of January, 2018. Sthittums JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Counsel of Record