Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Conducting a hearing again based on the motion of one of the parties to a lawsuit, petition, or criminal prosecution, usually by the court or agency which originally heard the matter. Rehearings are usually requested due to newly discovered evidence, an unfortunate and possibly unintended result of the original order, a change of circumstance, or a simple claim that the judge or agency was just wrong.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm