I am the plaintiff in a lawsuit. The defendant died and immediately afterward my attorney withdrew without explanation. He is seeking a court order. Without a defendant there is no reason to continue. Should I motion the court to withdraw my lawsuit? Do I need to alert the defendants attorney? Without a defendant or representation (no other attorney will take it as the lawsuit was my attorneys idea), I don’t have a case.
Without knowing the kind of claim that you have alleged or why your attorney has asked not to continue with the law suit it is impossible to answer your question. Some claims can be continued against the estate of the deceased person.
"Without a defendant ... I don’t have a case." That is not necessarily true. You can amend the case to sue the estate of the decedent defendant.
On another hand, if the estate has no money, there likely is no practical reason to continue suing.
"Attorney quit without explanation?" Just as clients can fire the attorney at any time for any reason, attorney can stop working at any time for any reason. Sometimes, the attorney cannot even disclose the reason. If a trial is within weeks, the attorney would need permission from the court to withdraw.
Some lawsuits can be brought or continued against the estate of a decedent, especially if there was insurance coverage. It can be possible to have a lawsuit dismissed "without prejudice", meaning it can be refiled later (within the statute of limitations, of course).
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