res nova
res no·va /'rēz-'nō-və, 'rās-/ n [Latin, new matter]: a case or issue that has never before been decided by a court
plaintiff admits this case is res nova in AlabamaMcDermott v. Hambright, 238 So. 2d 876 (1970)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

res nova
Latin for "a new thing," used by courts to describe an issue of law or case that has not previously been decided.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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