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Because the attorney is an officer of the court, when they file a lawsuit, it will remain pending until it is dismissed or heard on the merits of the claims. Since the attorney is acting without authority, report the matter to the state bar association. They can discipline and even disbar the attorney.
Just a note though, if you request that the court dismiss the claim, there may be no incentive for the other party to negotiate a settlement. In addition, you would want the other party to sign a stipulation requesting dismissal of their counterclaims
so that your claims do not get dismissed while their claims continue against you.
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