Judge Grants Lawyer's Awesome Request for Delay
It was a matter of life and death, in a sense
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2015 1:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – Lawyers request hearing postponements all the time, but those requests are rarely as short and sweet as the one delivered Thursday by Pittsburgh lawyer Marc Daffner, as cited at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

  • “Defense counsel's wife went into labor at approximately 11:15am today, and defense counsel will be killed by his wife if he does not get to the hospital immediately.”
The judge granted the delay in the stolen-property case, and Daffner's wife later gave birth to daughter Brynn, the couple's third girl.