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PRINCESS HOTELS INTERNATIONAL v. DENNIS E. HAMILTON (03/16/84)

filed: March 16, 1984.

PRINCESS HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
v.
DENNIS E. HAMILTON, T/A HAMILTON HOLIDAYS, APPELLANT



No. 120 Harrisburg, 1982, Appeal from Order and Judgment of the Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division, of Dauphin County, No. 5542-S-1979.

COUNSEL

Walter W. Wilt, Harrisburg, for appellant.

Harvey Freedenberg, Harrisburg, for appellee.

Wickersham, Wieand and Cercone, JJ.

Author: Wieand

[ 326 Pa. Super. Page 228]

Where a civil litigant decides to change lawyers and moves for a continuance four days prior to a scheduled, non-jury trial, is it an abuse of discretion to deny his request and require that trial take place as scheduled? We

[ 326 Pa. Super. Page 229]

    conclude under the circumstances of this case that it was not.

Dennis E. Hamilton, trading as Hamilton Holidays, contracted with Princess Hotels International to lease ninety hotel rooms at the Bahamas Princess on the nights of April 13, 14 and 15, 1979. The total contract price of $14,266.80 was payable as follows:

Deposit $1,000.00

January 13, 1979 $4,422.26

February 13, 1979 $4,422.26

March 13, 1979 ...


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