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Counsel’s failure to appear due to illness warranted continuance (access required)

Where the circuit court sua sponte dismissed plaintiff’s personal injury case with prejudice after counsel informed the court and opposing counsel that he was too ill to appear for trial, the court abused its discretion by denying plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration after counsel provided additional details about his illness Facts Seeraj-Montague filed a personal injury suit against ...