§ 42-144 Definitions
§ 42-145 Contingent consideration void
§ 42-146 Commissioner’s powers to enforce
§ 42-147 Conciliation and voluntary compliance
§ 42-148 Judicial enforcement
§ 42-149 Injunctive relief, costs, other remedies
§ 42-150 Powers granted under chapter not exclusive

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 741

  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Merchandise: includes any objects, wares, goods, commodities, intangibles, securities, bonds, debentures, stocks, real estate or services. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • 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.
  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rights or privileges: includes the right or privilege to market, distribute, wholesale or retail, merchandise or services or to procure others to do so. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.