Monetary award: Minimal chance. Basically only if the judge gets really annoyed and decides to punish the other lawyer, even though case law does not support that type of sanction - no attorney means no attorney's fees as a sanction, and other monetary sanctions are unlikely.
But, keep at it. Eventually the judge may get annoyed enough to impose the one important sanction that case law does support: Dismissal of the case against you. (It would be without prejudice though, so it could be re-filed).
You should hire a lawyer if you want to play in this arena and hope to have a chance to win.
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Probably slim to none. Unfortunately, most judges aren't holding foreclosure plaintiffs (or their lawyers) hands to the fire. Good luck!
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I agree with others.
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In general, attorneys' fees and/or sanctions are RARELY awarded in my experience in NJ and NY.
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Sanctions for discovery violations are usually awarded in the form of payment of attorney's fees. Because you are pro se, the judge will probably not award monetary sanctions. I suggest that you retain an attorney to help you defend the foreclosure action. Oftentimes, banks know that they can get away with a lot more when the defendant is pro se. Many attorneys on here, including myself, offer free initial consultations. Best of luck!
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