Commercial Division Blog

Posted: June 2, 2023 / Written by: Jeffrey M. Eilender, Samuel L. Butt, Seth D. Allen, Joshua Wurtzel, Channing J. Turner / Category Commercial

Commercial Division Rule 27 Amended to Address Proper Subject of Motions in Limine

On May 15, 2023, the Acting Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts signed an administrative order amending Commercial Division Rule 27 to set a deadline for papers in opposition to motions in limine and to specify the types of evidence to which motions in limine should and should not be addressed.

According to a subcommittee of the Commercial Division Advisory Council, the amended rule, which takes effect on June 5, 2023, is intended to, among other things, direct attorneys to use motions in limine to address "broader case issues," rather than individual exhibits, and to dissuade attorneys from using motions in limine as a vehicle to bring an untimely motion for summary judgment.

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