RAINSBERGER v. BENNER
||January 12, 2016
||US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
||Mark J. Dinsmore
||William T. Lawrence
|Nature of Suit:
||Civil Rights: Other
|Cause of Action:
||28 U.S.C. § 1331 Federal Question: Other Civil Rights
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|November 18, 2019
ENTRY ON DEFENDANT'S 115 MOTION TO EXCLUDE EXPERT TESTIMONY - For the reasons explained above, Benner's Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony (Filing No. 115 ), is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. The Court finds the proffered expert testimony as limited by this Entry, is relevant under Rule 401 and will not be unduly prejudicial or confusing under Rule 403. The Court limits the testimony of Rainsberger's police practices experts to describing sound professional standar ds and opining as to how Benner strayed from those standards during his investigation. The experts are not be permitted to give conclusions of law, opine on an ultimate issue, or judge the credibility of witnesses. (See Entry.) Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 11/18/2019. (NAD)
|July 18, 2017
ORDER denying 41 Motion for Summary Judgment. This cause remains set for trial on September 11, 2017. The final pretrial conference will be held on August 10, 2017. The parties are reminded of their pretrial filing obligations set forth in secti on VIII of the case management plan Dkt. No. 12 . In addition, the parties shall confer and file a joint issue instruction at least one week prior to the final pretrial conference. The issue instruction serves as the Court's brief introduct ion of the case to the jury; it is read to the jury during voir dire and is included in the Court's preliminary instructions. It needs to inform the jury who the parties are and what the case is about. It is the Court's practice to require the parties to agree to a joint issue instruction; it is not acceptable for each side to propose one. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 7/18/2017. (JDC)
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