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What kind of ruling?
The ruling in 2005 was the Defendat's Motion to Dismiss, there were 2 counts, 1 was dismissed and the other was not dismissed and thus we contined with the case. In 2008, during the first day of the trial, the same Judge said he would have to rule on, what he ruled on in 2005, although he did not put it that way, it amounted to the same thing over again. He came back and threw it out of court.
From what you say the judge heard enough evidence or lack thereof on the 1 remaining case to dismiss. IT happens all the time. THe 2005 ruling was a matter of law. There were apparently factual issues on the 3rd requiring a trial. At some point in 2008 he resolved the factual issue and dismissed. You may consider appeal if it is not too late to do so in your state....usually 20-30 days.
I would have to know the precise basis of the 2005 rulings and the two failed attempts to answer further.....otherwise it's all guesswork which is of no value. You don't have to accept my prior answer.....one of the great things about JA.