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Dismissal of case with sick lawyer was ‘harsh’ (access required)

Even though a lawyer notified the court and opposing counsel that he was acutely ill, when he and his client failed to show for trial of a car-crash claim, a Fairfax Circuit judge dismissed the case with prejudice, then refused to reconsider. The dismissal for their absence may have appeared proper, but denial of reconsideration under ...