Let's say a judge issues an order; 'deadline for any defendants to file a motion to dismiss plaintiff's first amended complaint is on xyz date.
Then let's say a defendant files a motion to dismiss plaintiff's first amended complaint and does so 2 days after having received plaintiff's second amended complaint and almost a year after the judge ordered deadline for defendants to file their motion to dismiss.
Then what if a judge issues order a week after motion to dismiss is filed stating the motion to dismiss is moot, however not because it was time barred by previous order setting deadline, but because plaintiff has filed a second amended complaint.
Could the defendant be attempting to maneuver a second chance at a motion to dismiss? If so, what could be done to stop such an abuse?