Articles Tagged with Stay of Proceedings

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Cullinan v. FEHRENBACHER, Ill: Appellate Court 2012 – Google Scholar.

This case alleges malpractice.  It  is unusual because the defendants moved for a stay of the case.  A stay stops the proceedings dead in their tracks.  The defendants filed this motion because the alleged malpractice arose out of estate planning and the plaintiff was a party to other lawsuits (with family members and other heirs) involving that estate planning.  The Court held that it had appellate jurisdiction over the motion for a stay of proceedings.

The Appellate Court held that the trial court properly denied the motion for stay of proceedings.