You... you can't file a motion for fees from your own client. That's not a thing. Nope. Not allowed.
Writing this sentence in a case where *you* asked the Court to appoint Denethor to run the United States is bold. Heavens.
I am extremely confident the Court does not want his flash drive.
No lawyer has ever written this much about his sleep in a series of filings.

OK, I'm stopping. This is not worth our time. But I needed the laugh.
Seriously though. if you wanted to demonstrate in a just a few pieces of paper how much trouble you can get into in Court, this case would suffice.

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