386 F2d 216 National American Bank of New Orleans v. Bankers International Insurance Company L L
386 F.2d 216
NATIONAL AMERICAN BANK OF NEW ORLEANS
BANKERS INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY Limited, General
Mutual, Inc., and Seymour L. Rosenfield, Seymour
L. Rosenfield, Appellant.
United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit.
Argued Oct. 19, 1967.
Decided Nov. 1, 1967.
Malcolm H. Waldron, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., for appellant.
Walter R. Milbourne, Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellee.
Before HASTIE, FREEDMAN and SEITZ, Circuit Judges.
OPINION OF THE COURT
The issue in this case, a civil action on a promissory note, is whether the trial court abused its discretion in refusing to grant a twenty-four hour continuance.
In asking for the continuance the appellant stated that he was discharging his attorney because of dissatisfaction with the attorney's requested fee and his manner of handling the case. The request for a continuance came after a jury had been selected and witnesses had appeared to testify in a case already four years old. Moreover, the trial judge was persuaded and stated that the request for a continuance was 'not in good faith'. We find no abuse of discretion.
The judgment will be affirmed.