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Actually, you can appeal a case on any grounds that you want, including that you feel the verdict was incorrect. It doesn't mean you will win the appeal, nothing will ever guarantee that, but you can appeal for any reason.
There are certainly more than four reasons you can appeal and I'm not sure what you were told that could be limited to four reasons.
Massachusetts has a good website describing the appellate process at http://www.mass.gov/courts/selfhelp/civil-appeals/appeal-right.html
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I don't do phone calls but, regardless, I'm extremely familiar with appeals and have been involved in them in a number of states, up to the state Supreme Courts.
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That's not what de novo means but you can make an argument that the law is unconstitutional and biased either on its face or in how it is being applied. Either of those are valid reasons for an appeal and, if the court agrees, for a reversal.
De novo means "start from the beginning" and essentially it is where you appeal a case from one court to the next and they do't consider what the other court did and you get a whole new trial. It never works like that in a real appeal, just when you do something like appeal a ticket from one trial court to a slightly higher trial court.
The type of appeal this one is will really just be an appeal. There is no specific name (that I can think of) that applies. You are asking the court to "reverse and render" but that isn't really what it is called, that's just the relief you are asking for. I don't think it really has a special name.