Legal Memorandum: Grounds for reversal when a court reuses to grant a continuance

Issue: Under Illinois law, when will a court’s refusal to grant a continuance serve as grounds for reversal?

Area of Law: Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure
Keywords: ; Continuance; Refusal; Reversal; Grant
Jurisdiction: Illinois
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2016

"There is no absolute right to a continuance." In re D.P., 327 Ill. App. 3d 153, 158 (2001). The denial of a continuance may only serve as grounds for reversal if the complaining party has been prejudiced by the denial. Id. (citing In re M.R., 305 Ill. App. 3d 1083, 1086 (1999)).

In re M.B.E., No. 3-15-0392, 2016.IL.0000230 (Ill. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2016) (VersusLaw).

Date: March 1, 2016

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