A recent Fifth Court opinion reminded of the importance of an offer of proof, in addition to arguing the related objection, to appropriately preserve error. In the same vein, Phoenix Thera-Lase Systems, LLC v. Curewave Lasers, LLC reminded of an additional step needed to preserve error as to a claimed violation of a motion in limine:

Here, Phoenix’ counsel objected immediately to Herbert’s reference to “two felonies.” However, counsel did not request an instruction to disregard; instead, following an off-the-record discussion at the bench, counsel withdrew the question that elicited the complained-of response. To the extent counsel did not request an instruction to disregard, any error is waived.

No. 05-20-00665-CV (Aug. 4, 2022) (mem. op.).

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