Thank you, friend.
The whole thing began with the original attorney missing the deadline to file the response. The attorney was part of the same firm that is now charging you for the time spent to correct their original mistake
What someone in your situation may wish to do in regards XXXXX XXXXX matter is to tell them that this is not
an ethical attorney fee, and to scrap it, or else you may wish to file a bar fee dispute. See here
. The Bar would then mediate and likely rule in your favor. This may entice the firm and they may quit the case, but if you wish to do this, it is your decision and right, of course.
Unfortunately, you do not have any recourse against the Court. One cannot sue the judge unless the judge's behavior/ruling is exceptionally malicious or harmful. I am afraid on legal discretionary rulings such as these, they are not.
Ergo, one's best recourse is to threaten a bar fee dispute and hopefully, the firm will back down, and also hopefully, the attorney/client relationship will survive and they will continue on with the matter representing you.
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