(a) A claimant may assert a claim in a specified foreign money. If a foreign money is not asserted, the claimant makes a claim for a judgment in United States dollars.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 50a-56

  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Foreign money: means money other than money of the United States of America. See Connecticut General Statutes 50a-51
  • Money: means a medium of exchange for the payment of debts or other obligations, or a store of value authorized or adopted by a domestic or foreign government or by intergovernmental agreement. See Connecticut General Statutes 50a-51
  • Money of the claim: means the money determined as proper by section 50a-54. See Connecticut General Statutes 50a-51
  • Party: means an individual, a corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, partnership or association of two or more persons having a joint or common interest or any other legal or commercial entity asserting or defending against a foreign-money claim. See Connecticut General Statutes 50a-51

(b) An opposing party may allege and prove that the claim is, in whole or in part, for a different money than that asserted by the claimant.

(c) Any party may assert a defense set-off, recoupment, or counterclaim in any money without regard to the money of other claims.

(d) The determination of the proper money of the claim is a question of law.