it depends on the reasons why it was dismissed with prejudice.
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There's not enough information here to hazard an answer.
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I am assuming the case was dismissed over objection of a party. Usually the court requires the attorney or the party to appear before this happens in some circumstances.
Why was the case dismissed? Need to know this.
A motion could be filed to reopen the matter, explaining the facts supporting the request. An affidavit or certification as to the facts would also be required. The sooner such a motion is filed the better.
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