In my business invoice civil case, one of the two defendants is an attorney representing him/herself and the other defendant and three more witnesses not being sued. They (four of them) all signed a contract to cooperate against me in my case (and in some of their other cases). Can I request to separate the witnesses from hearing each other during trial. But in this case, it literally causes the attorney co-defendants should not qualify to represent all these witnesses and the other co-defendant.
Is this perspective correct? 1) The witnesses should be excluded from one another during trail -- excluding from the courtroom, and 2) the attorney co-defendant literally cannot stay in the courtroom in this situation during trial nor representing the other co-defendant and all these witnesses.
All parties to a case are entitled to be present for a trial. If they are not parties, they can be excluded.
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