Means "new trial." In mandatory arbitration, after the parties receive the award or decision, a party not satisfied with the award may appeal by filing a request for a trial with the Superior Court. The request must be made within twenty (20) days of the award being filed with the court. No information about the previous arbitration hearing or award can be revealed at the trial.
(de no'vo) A new trial or retrial in an appellate court in which the whole case is gone into as if there had been no trial in a lower court and regardless of the findings and decisions of the lower court.
In law, the expression trial de novo literally means "new trial" (de novo is a Latin expression meaning 'afresh', 'anew', 'beginning again'). It is most often used in certain legal systems that provide for one form of trial, then another if a party remains unsatisfied with the decision.