In Maine if you called an attorney and had a phone consult (meaning you discussed the facts of the case with the attorney) then they cannot represent the other party. I would call the attorney they hired and tell them that you consulted with them and object to them represented the other party (have your attorney do this). Of course, not being licensed in RI I could be wrong and therefore it is better if you ask your current attorney about this.
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