United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Southern Division
MULTIPLAN, INC. and PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. PLAINTIFFS/ COUNTER-DEFENDANTS
STEVEN W. HOLLAND, doing business as Physical Therapy Clinic of Gulfport DEFENDANT/COUNTERCLAIMANT
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART THE
OMNIBUS MOTION IN LIMINE FILED BY MULTIPLAN AND PHCS
GUIROLA, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
THE COURT is the  Omnibus Motion in Limine
filed by the plaintiffs/counter-defendants Multiplan, Inc.
and Private Healthcare Systems, Inc. Holland filed a response
to the Motion that did not include any substantive arguments
or authority, and he failed to timely submit a supporting
memorandum to the Court. After reviewing the Motion, the record
in this matter and the applicable law, the Court finds that
Omnibus Motion in Limine should be granted in part and denied
in part as set forth herein.
lawsuit arose out of a dispute between a physical therapist,
Steven W. Holland, and two preferred provider organizations
(PPOs), PHCS and Multiplan. Holland alleges that the PPOs
applied discounts to workers' compensation claims to
which they were not entitled. Multiplan and PHCS allege that
Holland and Kevin Barrett, doing business as Quest Financial
Recovery Services, harassed their clients and interfered with
their business relations.
Court finds that Holland shall be prohibited from referencing
or introducing any of the following:
(1) claims that have previously been dismissed by the Court;
(2) claims that Multiplan and/or PHCS's conduct caused
problems for Holland's family;
(3) expert opinions concerning the motives, intent, or ethics
of Multiplan and PHCS - see Romero v. Wyeth Pharm.,
Inc. , No. 1:03cv1367, 2012 WL 12905978, at *6 (E.D.
Tex. Apr. 26, 2012);
(4) Multiplan and PHCS's failure to call any particular
witness that is equally available to Holland;
(5) testimony or evidence concerning the size or wealth of
Multiplan and PHCS;
(6) any portion of a deposition to which an objection was
made, unless the Court first overrules the objection;
(7) any argument that the trial or an adverse verdict will
have no adverse effect on ...