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Vanessa Marcil, Brian Austin Green

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You can say it's been a week of ups and downs for Brian Austin Green.

The new daddy, who with wife Megan Fox confirmed on Wednesday that they'd welcomed son Noah Shannon, was dealt a legal blow after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last Monday tossed out his lawsuit against ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil over purported unpaid loans.

According to published reports, Green had been seeking $200,000 from his former ladylove, with whom he has a 10-year-old son, but Judge Barbara Meiers ruled that the actor's statute of limitations had run out after the erstwhile Beverly Hills, 90210 star failed to file the case in time.

She also ruled that the 44-year-old actress, who filed for divorce in August from hubby Carmine Giovinazzo, may also seek monetary sanctions against Green, 39; her lawyers are reportedly asking for more than $50,000

The star sued his ex in January for breach of contract, alleging that the dough he shelled out to her was not a gift and that she never paid it back, despite a supposed agreement to do so.

A hearing has been set for Jan. 4.