A motion is created and exists independent of a hearing or notice of hearing. Most courts will not even allow an attorney to set a motion for hearing until that motion has been filed with the court. So the first step is to file and serve the motion. After filing the motion, the attorney obtains hearing dates/times, and after coordinating a mutually-convenient date/time with the other side, the hearing date/time is set. So a lawyer stating that "he's waiting on a date" is not unusual.
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