Continuances Premised on Illness of Lawyers In Ohio

In Davis v. Shigley (1950), 88 Ohio App. 423, 426, 100 N.E.2d 261, the Second Appellate District noted the following regarding continuances premised on illness of counsel: "'while the granting or refusing of a continuance on account of the illness of counsel is a matter of discretion with the court, it is usually considered a good ground for continuance that the counsel employed is too ill to conduct the cause when the same is called for a hearing; but in such case it must appear that applicant has a meritorious cause or defense, that the particular counsel was necessary to the proper presentation of the cause, and that there was no time or opportunity, to employ other counsel to conduct it.'"