I recently received a Judgement in my favor as defendant in Special Civil Court where the Judge ruled the case be "Dismissed with Prejudice".
I learned after-the-fact that if I had responded to the summons with a counter-claim (as opposed to a simple answer) I would have had the opportunity to counter-sue for damages against the Plaintiff.
Note: the Plaintiff's errors cost me almost $90,000 in lost earnings and additional fees.
At this point do I have any recourse?
I have been told that I can no longer sue for damages... since the case was "Dismissed with Prejudice"... is that true?
Others have suggested I "appeal" for an amendment to the Judge's final ruling... i.e. request that the Judge consider changing his ruling to "Dismissed without Prejudice"... will that work?