As used in this chapter:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 42-144

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

(a) “Advertisement” includes the attempt by publication, dissemination, solicitation or circulation, written or oral, to induce directly or indirectly, any person to enter into any obligation or acquire any title or interest in any merchandise;

(b) “Merchandise” includes any objects, wares, goods, commodities, intangibles, securities, bonds, debentures, stocks, real estate or services;

(c) “Services” includes any supply of accommodations, work, repair or other needs, instruction or education, including any type of training course in any field such as personality improvement, self motivation, salesmanship and similar fields;

(d) “Rights or privileges” includes the right or privilege to market, distribute, wholesale or retail, merchandise or services or to procure others to do so;

(e) “Procure” includes obtaining, providing, inducing, suggesting, soliciting, recruiting, training, supervising, advancing in position, or aiding or abetting any of the activities specified in this subsection;

(f) “Person” includes any natural person, or his legal representative, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, whether domestic or foreign, company, trust, business entity or association, and any agent, employee, salesman, partner, officer, director, member, stockholder, associate, trustee or cestui que trust thereof;

(g) “Sale” includes any sale, offer of sale or attempt to sell any merchandise, services, or rights or privileges for any consideration, or aiding or abetting any of the activities specified in this section;

(h) “Trade and commerce” means the advertising, offering for sale, sale or distribution of services and property, tangible or intangible, and any other article, commodity or thing of value wherever situate, and shall include any trade or commerce directly or indirectly affecting the people of this state;

(i) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.