The judge has no backlog and is normally prompt with rulings. Civil case opened 10 months ago. Respondent filed answer 8 months ago. Motion to Join as plaintiff filed 4 months ago. Nothing else on docket- no Notices re: discovery. Is it possible the judge is not ruling because the case does not appear to be actively prosecuted?
Have you sent a hearing for that motion to join? Oh, set a hearing.........yes hearings have to be set by the parties. The judge will let you sit there until the clerk dismisses the case due to lack of prosecution. And why did it take two months for an answer? No motion to dismiss for not answering? You need an attorney before you foul this up beyond hope. Good luck.
Ours is an adversary system of law. Judges do not see every pleading filed. Pleadings are filed with the clerk. They stay with the clerk until there is a need for the judge to look at the pleading. That is what happens at a hearing. YOU can set a hearing even if it was the other side which filed the motion.
So, you need to set a hearing on the motion to get a ruling from the judge.
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