§ 52-45a Commencement of civil actions. Contents and signature of process
§ 52-45b Forms for commencement of civil action
§ 52-46 Time for service
§ 52-46a Return of process
§ 52-48 Return day of process
§ 52-50 Persons to whom process shall be directed
§ 52-51 Service by officer before giving bond
§ 52-52 Orders of notice of legal or judicial proceedings
§ 52-53 State marshal may make special deputation
§ 52-54 Service of summons
§ 52-55 When completion of service by another officer allowable
§ 52-56 Service of process outside of officer’s precinct
§ 52-57 Manner of service upon individuals, municipalities, corporations, partnerships and voluntary associations
§ 52-57a Service of process without state upon persons domiciled or subject to jurisdiction of courts in state
§ 52-59b Jurisdiction of courts over nonresident individuals, foreign partnerships and foreign voluntary associations. Service of process
§ 52-59c Service upon nonresident attaching creditor
§ 52-59d Service of process outside country to be in accordance with treaty or convention or court order
§ 52-60 Judge of probate as attorney for nonresident fiduciary. Service of process
§ 52-61 Service upon nonresident fiduciaries
§ 52-62 Service upon nonresident in action for negligent operation of motor vehicle
§ 52-63 Service of civil process upon Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in lieu of owner or operator of motor vehicle, authorized when
§ 52-64 Service in action against state
§ 52-65 Service upon nonresident in a quo warranto case
§ 52-66 Execution of process by borough bailiffs
§ 52-67 Service in actions on joint contracts
§ 52-68 Notice to nonresident adverse or interested parties and interested parties unknown to plaintiff
§ 52-69 Notice to “representatives and creditors”, “widow” or “widower and heirs”
§ 52-70 Endorsement on process for fees. Penalty for exacting illegal fees
§ 52-71 Process void if issued or served on Sunday
§ 52-72 Amendment of process

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 896 - Civil Process, Service and Time for Return

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.