So we had a motion and it didn't seem fair.

My city is relatively small and all the judges know all the lawyers. My lawyer is from out of town.

The judge walks in and the first thing he says:

"I deal with [HER LAWYER] on many files, in fact he requested me for this motion"

He then proceeded to not allow any oral arguments and agreed with her side's proposition.

I do not think a judge can a adjudicate a matter knowing he was hand picked by one side. Just doesn't seem fair to me