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Does An Attorney Have to File A Notice of Appearance to File a pleading on behalf of a party?

There are 5 Defendants in a personal injury lawsuit, and an attorney sends Plaintiff a formal introduction letter explicitly stating that he is only representing 1 of the 5 named Defendants. The attorney then subsequently files an Answer and Counterclaim on behalf of the 1 Defendant, but also concurrently files a Motion to Dismiss for the other 4 Defendants (whom he never claimed to be representing in his introduction letter). Would the attorney not have to had have first filed a Notice of Appearance for the other 4 Defendants before filing a Motion on their behalf since he first disassociated himself as their attorney of record based on his formal introduction letter to Plaintiff? If not, in what instances would a Notice of Appearance need to be filed?

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