The 48-year-old actor has been involved in a longrunning dispute with his neighbour over a shared gate for their Los Angeles condominiums, and Hall was investigated by police in early September (16) after one of their angry confrontations, during which the other resident fell to the ground, was caught on camera.

He filed court papers for a restraining order, claiming Hall had shoved him to the ground, causing him to break his wrist and injure his back, and his request was granted on a temporary basis.

The case returned to court on Wednesday (12Oct16) to determine whether the protective order should be extended, but the judge overseeing the dispute threw out the request after the neighbour missed the hearing, reports TMZ.com.

As a result, Hall is no longer legally bound to stay away from the plaintiff.