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continuance

US the postponement or adjournment of a legal proceeding
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The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Dashwood, to her daughters' continuance at Norland.
The sum of his discourse was to this effect: "That about forty years ago, certain persons went up to Laputa, either upon business or diversion, and, after five months continuance, came back with a very little smattering in mathematics, but full of volatile spirits acquired in that airy region: that these persons, upon their return, began to dislike the management of every thing below, and fell into schemes of putting all arts, sciences, languages, and mechanics, upon a new foot.
With a unanimous vote, a proposed procedural rule to allow attorneys to obtain three-month continuances for parental leave, as long as it does not cause "substantial prejudice" to opposing parties, has been approved by the Bar Board of Governors.
While the trial court has discretion to grant continuances, its ruling must have a lawful, cognizable basis, according to the court, and the judge cannot act on pure benevolence or compassion.
The attorneys had asked for continuances to accommodate their schedules, but the judge refused.
Substantial prejudice to an opposing party could be the need for emergency or time sensitive relief that would be unreasonably delayed by a continuance, or the fact that many continuances have already been granted and the substantial rights of the parties may be affected.
Parking-scandal update: Fullback Durell Price, guard Jim Ghezzi and three former players scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Municipal Court received continuances until Sept.
First, parental leave continuances appear to be denied more often than you might think, for both women and men, forcing an unnecessary choice between family and career.