§ 52-91 Pleadings; contents of complaint
§ 52-91a Foreclosure. Redemption. Matter in demand
§ 52-92 Demurrers to be specific
§ 52-97 Union of legal and equitable causes of action; limitation
§ 52-98 Pleadings to allege the material facts in concise form
§ 52-99 Untrue allegations or denials; costs
§ 52-100 Motions to expunge or correct pleadings
§ 52-101 Joinder of interested persons as plaintiffs
§ 52-102 Joinder of persons with interest adverse to plaintiff and of necessary persons
§ 52-102a Impleading of third party by defendant. Rights and remedies of third-party defendant
§ 52-102b Addition of person as defendant for apportionment of liability purposes
§ 52-103 Citation of new parties by judge
§ 52-104 Joinder of plaintiffs and consolidation of causes
§ 52-105 Numerous parties may be represented by one
§ 52-106 Executor, administrator or trustee of express trust may sue or be sued alone
§ 52-107 Additional parties may be summoned in
§ 52-108 Nonjoinder and misjoinder of parties
§ 52-109 Substituted plaintiff
§ 52-110 Summoning in of third parties by defendant who counterclaims
§ 52-111 Effect of change of parties
§ 52-112 Insertion of names of partners in process in action by or against a partnership
§ 52-113 Common counts; bill of particulars
§ 52-114 Pleading of contributory negligence
§ 52-115 Pleading charters
§ 52-117 Action on probate bond
§ 52-118 Action by assignee of chose in action
§ 52-119 Pleading to be according to rules and orders of court
§ 52-120 Pleading filed by consent after expiration of time
§ 52-121 Pleading may be filed after expiration of time fixed, but prior to hearing on motion for default judgment or nonsuit. Judgment or penalty for failure to plead
§ 52-122 Procedure in certain actions not changed
§ 52-123 Circumstantial defects not to abate pleadings
§ 52-126 Action not abated on account of marriage
§ 52-127 Process not to be drawn or filled out by officer
§ 52-128 Amendment of pleadings by plaintiff; costs
§ 52-129 Amendment of pleadings in appeals from justices
§ 52-130 Amendment of defects, mistakes or informalities
§ 52-131 Amendment of claim against estate of insolvent debtor or deceased person
§ 52-135 Amendment of pleadings after default or demurrer overruled; costs
§ 52-136 Amendment from contract to tort and vice versa
§ 52-137 Amendment changing the relief sought
§ 52-138 Amendment calling for legal relief; jury trial
§ 52-139 Set-off of mutual debts; procedure
§ 52-140 Set-off by defendant in suit by assignee
§ 52-141 Set-off in action for trespass or tort
§ 52-142 Joint debtors; discharge; set-off

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 898

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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.