§ 52-143 Subpoenas for witnesses. Penalty for failure to appear and testify
§ 52-144 Form of subpoena
§ 52-145 Certain witnesses not disqualified. Credibility
§ 52-146 Wife as a witness against her husband
§ 52-146b Privileged communications made to clergymen
§ 52-146c Privileged communications between psychologist and patient
§ 52-146d Privileged communications between psychiatrist and patient. Definitions
§ 52-146e Disclosure of communications
§ 52-146f Consent not required for disclosure, when
§ 52-146g Access to communications and records by persons engaged in research
§ 52-146h Transfer of information to Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Storage of records and communications
§ 52-146i Labeling of confidential records
§ 52-146j Judicial relief
§ 52-146k Privileged communications between victim and domestic violence counselor or sexual assault counselor
§ 52-146l Disclosure of privileged communication by interpreter prohibited
§ 52-146m Communication made by or to person who is deaf or hard of hearing with assistance of operator of special telecommunications equipment deemed privileged
§ 52-146n Disclosure of confidential communications between Judicial Department employee and employee assistance program counselor prohibited. Information re participation in employee assistance program
§ 52-146o Disclosure of patient communication or information by physician, surgeon or health care provider prohibited
§ 52-146p Disclosure of privileged communications between marital and family therapist and person consulting such therapist prohibited. Exceptions
§ 52-146q Disclosure of confidential communications between social worker and person consulting such social worker prohibited. Exceptions
§ 52-146r Disclosure of confidential communications between government attorney and public official or employee of public agency prohibited
§ 52-146s Disclosure of confidential information between professional counselor and person consulting such professional counselor prohibited. Exceptions
§ 52-146t Protection from compelled disclosure of information obtained by news media
§ 52-146u Disclosure of confidential communication between public defender and represented person prohibited
§ 52-147 Written statements in actions to recover damages for personal injuries
§ 52-148 Depositions in civil actions and probate proceedings
§ 52-148a Taking of depositions. When court order necessary
§ 52-148b Notice of taking of deposition
§ 52-148c Before whom depositions may be taken
§ 52-148d Requirements for taking of depositions. Party subject to taking of deposition
§ 52-148e Issuance of subpoena for taking of deposition. Deposition to be used in federal court or court of other state or foreign country. Objection to subpoena
§ 52-149 Depositions of persons sixty years old
§ 52-149a Depositions of medical witnesses
§ 52-150 Interested persons not to write depositions
§ 52-151 Custody and opening of depositions
§ 52-152 Depositions of persons in armed forces
§ 52-155 Depositions before commissioner appointed by other jurisdiction. Compulsory process for witnesses
§ 52-156 Preservation of the testimony of a witness
§ 52-156a Deposition to perpetuate testimony before action or pending appeal
§ 52-157 Taking of deposition may be adjourned
§ 52-158 Deposition may be used in Appellate Court
§ 52-159 Deposition may be used in another action
§ 52-159a Disclosure of names or reports of plaintiff’s expert witnesses in malpractice action
§ 52-160 Admissibility in subsequent trial of testimony of witness recorded in former trial
§ 52-161 Transcript of stenographer’s or court reporter’s record part of official record
§ 52-161a Subpoenaing of court reporter as witness
§ 52-161b Subpoenaing of crime victim by pro se litigant. Court authorization required
§ 52-162 Exemplification of laws of other states
§ 52-163 Judicial notice of special acts, regulations of state and municipal agencies and municipal ordinances
§ 52-163a Determination of the law of jurisdictions outside this state
§ 52-164 Reports of judicial decisions of other states
§ 52-165 Records of corporations and public offices
§ 52-166 Orders of state officials
§ 52-167 Corporation certificates; copies as prima facie evidence
§ 52-168 U.S. revenue stamps on recorded documents
§ 52-169 Protests of bills and notes
§ 52-170 Records of directors of health and religious societies
§ 52-171 Sworn copies of files and records
§ 52-172 Declarations and memoranda of deceased persons
§ 52-173 Entries admissible for those claiming title from decedent
§ 52-174 Admissibility of records and reports of certain expert witnesses as business entries
§ 52-174a Admissibility of reports or bills re pregnancy, childbirth or genetic or blood testing as business record
§ 52-175 Entries and memoranda of mentally ill and incapable persons
§ 52-175a Negligence action, construction of acts of blind person
§ 52-176 Promise to pay barred debt to be in writing
§ 52-177 Action on bond. Burden of proving value of principal’s interest
§ 52-178 Adverse party or officer, agent or employee thereof may be compelled to testify
§ 52-178a Physical examination of plaintiff, when
§ 52-179 Seal and its equivalent
§ 52-180 Admissibility of business entries and photographic copies
§ 52-180a Admissibility of out-of-state hospital record or bill for treatment
§ 52-180b Presumption against admission of evidence of prior criminal conviction of applicant or employee
§ 52-181 Evidence of death or capture
§ 52-182 Presumption of family car or motorboat in operation by certain person
§ 52-183 Presumption of agency in motor vehicle operation
§ 52-184a Evidence obtained illegally by electronic device inadmissible
§ 52-184b Failure to bill and advance payments inadmissible in malpractice cases
§ 52-184c Standard of care in negligence action against health care provider. Qualifications of expert witness
§ 52-184d Inadmissibility of apology made by health care provider to alleged victim of unanticipated outcome of medical care
§ 52-184e Admissibility of amount of damages awarded to plaintiff in separate action against different health care provider

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 899

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • banks: shall include all incorporated banks. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal 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.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • intellectual disability: means a significant limitation in intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that originated during the developmental period before eighteen years of age. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1g
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • jail: means a correctional facility administered by the Commissioner of Correction. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • 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.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.