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I would suggest that you should not waste too much time thinking about this particular issue. Based on your statements, I'm not quite sure if the plaintiff changed law firms or if the law firm changed it's structure. Either way, this is actually rather common. As to clients changing firms, this can happen where the client is dissatisfied, when there is a difference of opinion on the progress of the case or when there is a fee dispute, as examples. As to firms changing structure, firms fairly frequently add or subtract attorneys, it's just the nature of running a business.
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OK, thank you... it does seem that this is a fairly major change (only ONE out of 5 of the attorneys has remained - the firm is completely different) & the attorney now assigned to the case is claiming that he does "not have personal knowledge of the proceedings." & can't answer our requests.. This is after 2 years of frustrating our efforts at meaningful discovery, so we are planning to add this to the long list of exhibits which demonstrate their dilatory practices, up to, and including, spoliation of evidence, specifically ESI critical to prosecuting our counterclaims & defenses... our Rules of Civil Procedure require that the Clerk/ Court issue "Orders on consent for the substitution of attorneys"...
OK, got it, thanks again, good night...
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