Archive: March 20, 2005

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Zubulake VI: Court Rules on Various Motions in Limine and Precludes Admission of Certain Evidence Unless Defendants “Open the Door”

Zubulake VI: Court Rules on Various Motions in Limine and Precludes Admission of Certain Evidence Unless Defendants “Open the Door”

Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC., 382 F.Supp.2d 536 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)

In her sixth opinion in this case, Judge Scheindlin ruled on the parties’ motions in limine, several of which related to e-discovery issues that were the topics of prior decisions:

1. Defendants moved to preclude the introduction of evidence regarding the court’s previous decisions in the case, including the imposition of sanctions on UBS. Granting the motion, the court agreed with defendants that the earlier decisions were irrelevant to plaintiff’s discrimination claims and would unfairly prejudice UBS. The court noted that the jurors would be told all they need to know through the evidence admitted at trial and through the court’s charge, and that there was no need to reference the court’s earlier decisions. Read More

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