Gillis et al v. Murphy-Brown, LLC
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting 122 Motion in Limine with the caveat that defendants counsel may request a bench conference at trial consistent with the courts prior ruling. Signed by Senior Judge David A. Faber on 10/23/2018. (Edwards, S.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CASE No. 7:14-cv-000185-BR
ANNJEANETTE GILLIS, et al.,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
MURPHY-BROWN, LLC, d/b/a
SMITHFIELD HOG PRODUCTION
Pending before the court is plaintiffs’ motion in Limine
regarding Evidence or Argument on Hiring an Attorney and
Incorporated Brief (ECF No. 122).
The plaintiffs raised the
same motion in the cases of McKiver v. Murphy-Brown, LLC, Civil
Matter No. 7:14-180-BR; McGowan v. Murphy-Brown, LLC, Civil
Matter No. 7:14-182-BR; and Artis v. Murphy Brown, LLC, Civil
Matter No. 7:14-237-BR.
In McKiver and McGowan, the court granted the plaintiffs’
motion, with the caveat that “if during the trial defendant’s
counsel believed testimony on these issues would be appropriate
and should not be excluded, i.e., fitting within the parameters
of what the court suggested would be allowable, counsel could
approach the bench and the court would hear argument.”
Similarly, in Artis, the court allowed plaintiffs’ motion to
exclude evidence or argument on hiring an attorney; however, the
caveat was not included in the court’s order.
For the reasons stated in the above-mentioned cases, the
motion is GRANTED with the caveat that defendant’s counsel may
request a bench conference at trial consistent with the court’s
The Clerk is directed to send copies of this order to all
counsel of record.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 23rd of October, 2018.
David A. Faber
Senior United States District Judge
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