So I had a dismissal hearing and made up a paper of what I was going to say at my hearing which also included a lot of new evidence regarding my case and I asked the judge if I could give him and the other attorney a copy, so they could follow along. He agreed and later admitted it as a brief of pleadings and authorities.
He said he wanted to read through what I had given him and was putting the case under advisement until he could go over the new additions to my case.
What should I expect from this?
Should I be happy that there wasn't an outright dismissal?
If he agrees that the case can mover forward, does that mean I get my case on the merits, to prove my claims?
If it's dismissed, is there a certain amount of time that I need to file an appeal or is it different for all states?