I was given an aggregate settlement amount and I wasn't sure I wanted to accept. My attorneys would not offer help when I asked questions and seemed bothered that I was taking my time in deciding. Often not even returning my calls. I found out that attorney filed the dismal of my case before I signed to settle. Can they do that?
Whoah. If you gave them authority, and they dismissed as part of a written agreement with opposing counsel, then there's nothing wrong. That's the only circumstance I can think of where it'd be ethical to dismiss before settling.
If they settled without your consent, you may have standing to file a bar grievance with their state's bar association.
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