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Case: 1:11-cv-00103-GHD-DAS Doc #: 255 Filed: 10/08/13 1 of 2 PageID #: 2554

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI ABERDEEN DIVISION KMART CORPORATION, Plaintiff CIV. ACT. NO. 1:11-CV-103-GHD-DAS versus THE KROGER CO., et al. Defendants _____________________________________________________________________________________________

MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT THE ANTICIPATED TRIAL TESTIMONY OF ROBERT H. ALEXANDER Plaintiff, Kmart Corporation, files this Motion in Limine to Exclude or Limit the Anticipated Trial Testimony of Robert H. Alexander, a certified professional accountant. Kmart seeks to exclude or limit any anticipated trial testimony by Mr. Alexander as to the reasonableness of the period of restoration by Kmart in reopening its store following the flood damage caused by the acts or omissions of Defendants, The Kroger Co., Kansas City Southern Railway Co., E&A Southeast Partnership Limited, and Fulton Improvements, LLC.

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reasonableness of the period of restoration is an impermissible legal conclusion that is to be made by the trier of fact, not Mr. Alexander. Additionally, Mr. Alexander, who is an accountant, is not qualified to testify regarding the reasonableness of the period of restoration because he is not a contractor or flood specialist, and has no direct training, knowledge or experience in opening or reopening a department store. Consequently, any testimony by Mr. Alexander as to the reasonableness of any period of restoration would not be reliable.


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In support of its motion, Kmart submits the following exhibits: (a) Exhibit 1, Expert Witness Report of Robert H. Alexander (Jun. 28, 2013) and (b) Exhibit 2, Excerpts of the Deposition Transcript of Robert H. Alexander.

/s/ Ryan O. Luminais ____________________________________ JAMES M. GARNER (La. Bar. No. 19589) JOHN T. BALHOFF, II (La. Bar. No. 24288) RYAN O. LUMINAIS (Miss. Bar. No. 101871) SHER GARNER CAHILL RICHTER KLEIN & HILBERT, L.L.C. 909 Poydras Street, Twenty-eighth Floor New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 Telephone: (504) 299-2100 Facsimile: (504) 299-2300 ATTORNEYS FOR KMART CORPORATION

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that a copy of the above and foregoing has been served on all known counsel of record with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system which will automatically send-email notification to all known counsel of record, this 8th day of October, 2013.

/s/ Ryan O. Luminais _________________________________________ RYAN O. LUMINAIS

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