For the purposes of this chapter:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 50a-102

  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.

(a) “Arbitration” means any arbitration whether or not administered by a permanent arbitral institution;

(b) “Arbitral tribunal” means a sole arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators;

(c) “Court” means a body or organ of the judicial system of a country or any political subdivision thereof;

(d) Where a provision of this chapter, except section 50a-128, leaves the parties free to determine a certain issue, such freedom includes the right of the parties to authorize a third party, including an institution, to make that determination;

(e) Where a provision of this chapter refers to the fact that the parties have agreed or that they may agree or in any other way refers to an agreement of the parties, such agreement includes any arbitration rules referred to in that agreement;

(f) Where a provision of this chapter, other than in subsection (a) of section 50a-125 and subdivision (a) of subsection (2) of section 50a-132, refers to a claim, it also applies to a counterclaim, and where it refers to a defense, it also applies to a defense to such counterclaim.