Edington v. Sammons et al
ORDER denying 44 Motion in Limine; granting 45 , 46 , 47 , 48 , 49 , 50 , and 51 Motions in Limine. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 7/8/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PATRICIA JANE EDINGTON
ALEXANDRA JANE EDINGTON
SAMMONS and NATHAN SAMMONS
1. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Testamentary Intentions of
Jerry Edington (Doc. No. 44) is DENIED, so long as the testimony complies with the hearsay
exception established by Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Hillmon, 145 U.S. 285 (1892) and Federal
Rule of Evidence 803(3).
2. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Reasonable Rental Value of
Jackson County Farmland (Doc. No. 45) -- It seems to me that the value of the farmland is
irrelevant. It apparently is undisputed that the rental income from the farm is $18,000 a year.
The motion is GRANTED.
3. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Testimony or Allusion by Counsel
Challenging the Validity of the August 2008 Conveyances (Doc. No. 46) is GRANTED to the
extent that it concerns whether Defendants’ have proper title to the land.
4. Defendant’s Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Parties’ Income (Doc. No. 47)
5. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Recent Negotiations for Sale of Jackson
County Farmland (Doc. No. 48) is GRANTED.
6. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Source of Jackson County
Farmland and Funds to Purchase (Doc. No. 49) is GRANTED.
7. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Lay Testimony as to Health and Life
Expectancy of Plaintiff (Doc. No. 50) is GRANTED.
8. Defendants’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Jerry Edington’s Alleged
Financial Misdealings (Doc. No. 51) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of July, 2014.
/s/ Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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