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What is the landlord case against you about? If there has been a hearing why are more needed?
You can file a request for an additional adjournment but you need to give the reasons you listed in your post with an explanation as to why these events keep you from testifying or preparing your case. Just saying your have problems is not sufficient. You must be very precise in exactly how the other responsibilities keep you from being able to testify. A holdover is a summary proceeding and the case is to be resolved quickly. You cannot appeal from a decision of the court not to give you an extension as that is not an appealable decision. You can only appeal a final adverse decision. Sorry for the bad news but that is where I see you standing legally.
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As for the witness, you can ask to present them and explain why they were not available previously. If the court refuses to allow the witness you must put on the record what their testimony would have been had they been allowed to testify and why it was important for your case. That is necessary to present the denial as part of any appeal you make.
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If you are behind in rent, but the landlord has not yet gotten an eviction order from the court, then the automatic stay order that results from filing for bankruptcy will stop the eviction at least until the LL obtains an order from the BK court to left the automatic stay. This should buy you a few month time.
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