United States District Court, S.D. New York
March 24, 2014
RAYMOND WRIGHT, Plaintiff,
HAROLD BELAFONTE, et al., Defendants.
RONALD L. ELLIS, District Judge.
Before the Court is Plaintiff Raymond Wright's ("Wright") motion in limine for an order barring Defendants from filing a 2012 paperback version of My Song as an exhibit to their motions to dismiss, or, alternatively, requiring Defendants to supplement any filing of the 2012 paperback version with the book jacket of the 2011 hardcover version of My Song, or the entire 2011 hardcover version. (Docket No. 33.) Wright also asks the Court to order Defendants to file other versions of My Song, including the other 2012 paperback version, the "large print" version, and to provide access to the e-book version. (Id.) Wright bases his motion on the argument that the 2012 paperback version will prejudice him in the eyes of the jury: "As proffered by the defendants, as an evidentiary exhibit, [the 2012 paperback version] will be prejudicial to this plaintiff without being useful to the jury that has been requested for this case." (PI. Mem. Of Law in Supp. Of Mot. in Limine (Pl. Mcm.), at 4.) Wright's motion raises an evidentiary matter for trial, not a discovery dispute. The motion is DENIED.