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Hello Thermador. Sorry to hear about your predicament. Civil cases are not usually appealable on the grounds of competency of counsel. Your remedy, if any would be in motions to the trial court to reopen the trial for new counsel to do whatever you think the old counsel should have done in order to opposed the judgment. There could be motions to vacate the judgment to permit additional evidence, or to reconsider the prior judgment in some way. You would have to raise these issues on the grounds of equity and justice. You would have to show conclusively that had you been notified of the orders, the end result of the case would have been different. Also, please note that this information is not based on any Mass. case research which would have to be done by a Mass. attorney.
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Thank you for your reply.
Do you know of any civil cases where a judge has gone back and vacated his original judgement to permit presentaion of additional evidence? We do have documentary evidence that refutes the premises that the judge used in explaining his opinion.
My present counsel will certainly present the new motions, along with the failures (probably related to dementia) of my previous attorney.
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