They switched attorneys less than 10 days before trial.
The Attorney B cannot be in court on the date of the trial because of a prescheduled medical appointment.
(Question 1:) If she knew of the conflict, why did she take the case?
(Question 2:) Additional reason for the motion is that Attorney B is new to the case as the defendant could not pay the original Attorney A.
(See below for insight on how Attorney A was retained in the first place)
At the pretrial hearing, the defendant almost lost her case on the spot because she was not able to represent the corporation because she was not an "officer" of the corporation. She was able to "wrangle" an attorney in the courthouse hallway to represent her at the very last second and we were given a trial date.