Lion Oil Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA et al

Filing 181

ORDER granting #148 Motion in Limine. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on October 20, 2015. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EL DORADO DIVISION LION OIL COMPANY vs. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 13-CV-1071 NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PA, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion to Exclude Testimony or Evidence Relating to Pillsbury’s Pre-suit Coverage Opinion. ECF No. 148. Defendants have responded. ECF No. 158. The Court finds the matter ripe for consideration. Plaintiff moves the Court to exclude any evidence of the pre-suit opinion of Plaintiff’s attorneys as to whether Plaintiff’s insurers should pay or deny Plaintiff’s insurance claim, and any related claim investigation. Defendants state that they will not present Pillsbury’s pre-suit coverage opinion to the jury at trial. Thus, the Court finds that Plaintiff’s motion should be and hereby is GRANTED. All evidence and testimony concerning the pre-suit opinion of Plaintiff’s counsel on coverage of Plaintiff’s insurance claims under the policies are excluded. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 20th day of October, 2015. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge

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