Lacy v. CSX Transp. Inc

In Lacy v. CSX Transp. Inc., 205 W. Va. 630, 520 S.E.2d 418 (1999), the Court was asked to determine whether a party was required to make an objection to remarks made during closing argument when the trial court had previously ruled by motion in limine that such remarks were permissible. The issue was resolved in Syllabus point 3 of Lacy as follows: "To preserve error with respect to closing arguments by an opponent, a party need not contemporaneously object where the party previously objected to the trial court's in limine ruling permitting such argument, and the argument pursued by the opponent reasonably falls within the scope afforded by the court's ruling."