Ruskin v. Rodgers

79 Ill.App.3d 941, 35 Ill.Dec. 557, 399 N.E.2d 623 (1979)

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Ruskin v. Rodgers

Illinois Appellate Court
79 Ill.App.3d 941, 35 Ill.Dec. 557, 399 N.E.2d 623 (1979)

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Facts

Ruskin (plaintiff) brought suit against Rodgers (defendant) for specific performance of an agreement. Ruskin prevailed and Rodgers appealed, contending that he did not receive a fair trial based on the trial court’s denial of his motions for: (1) a continuance two days prior to the set trial date, and (2) substitution of attorneys during cross examination of the first witness. Specifically, Rodgers argued that a party has an absolute right to replace his attorney at any time and for any reason.

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