Not really enough information to give you a credible answer without speculating. Here are some tips that hopefully will help you though. Depending on county, you can find out the status of the case by going to www.oscn.net and click on court dockets across the top. Then look and see if your county is listed in the drop down box on left. If it is, click on the tab that says Search Dockets and enter info from there.
If it is not listed, then click on the tab that says non-ocis counties and fill in information from there. Then you can pull up the docket form and see what the status is of the case and whether is really is that the judge hasn;t made a decision.
If you are unhappy with your counsel and feel that he is not doing want you want, seek other counsel. New counsel can step in usually at almost any point in a case. If your attorney wan't return your calls, send a certified letter requesting an update and status of your case and what needs to be done to resolve it.
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Are you saying that a judge hasn't isssued a ruling after a trial held 8 years ago? That's extremely unusual, even in federal court where judges are known to take their time with decisions. I'd imagine that the other party has also been agitating for an answer. If your lawyer won't contact the court to see if this somehw slipped through the cracks, then consult another lawyer.
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