§ 52-185 Bond or recognizance for prosecution
§ 52-189 Surety company bond acceptable
§ 52-190 Action on probate bond. Endorsement of writ
§ 52-190a Prior reasonable inquiry and certificate of good faith required in negligence action against a health care provider. Ninety-day extension of statute of limitations
§ 52-190b Designation of negligence action against health care provider as complex litigation case
§ 52-190c Mandatory mediation for negligence action against health care provider. Stipulation by mediator and parties. Rules
§ 52-191 Precedence of actions in favor of the state
§ 52-191a Precedence of certain actions involving zoning ordinances and regulations
§ 52-191b Precedence of proceedings involving planning commissions
§ 52-191c Precedence of actions involving terminally ill persons
§ 52-192 Precedence of other cases in order of trial
§ 52-192a Offer of compromise by plaintiff. Acceptance by defendant. Amount and computation of interest
§ 52-192b Offers of judgment. Applicability
§ 52-193 Offer of compromise by defendant
§ 52-194 Acceptance of defendant’s offer of compromise
§ 52-195 Effect of failure to accept defendant’s offer of compromise
§ 52-195a Unliquidated damages; tender
§ 52-195b Referral of civil action involving motor vehicle to alternative dispute resolution program. Expedited process case. Privileged case
§ 52-195c Time period for payment of settlement amount
§ 52-196 Motion to continue or postpone
§ 52-196a Filing of special motion to dismiss based on exercise of certain state or federal constitutional rights in connection with matter of public concern. Court procedure
§ 52-197 Motion for disclosure. Rules
§ 52-197b Discovery outside country to be in accordance with treaty or convention or court order
§ 52-198 Disclosure; examination of officer of corporation
§ 52-199 Questions which need not be answered. Self-incrimination
§ 52-200 Disclosure not conclusive
§ 52-200a Defendant’s insurance liability policy limits and insurer’s duty to indemnify subject to discovery
§ 52-201 Action on nonnegotiable instruments; defense. Assignment
§ 52-203 Demand for receipt not to vitiate a legal tender
§ 52-204 Recovery of expenditures by husband or parent
§ 52-205 Court may determine order in which issues shall be tried
§ 52-206 Writings; admission of their execution
§ 52-207 Defense based on Sunday contract
§ 52-208 Reception of evidence objected to as inadmissible
§ 52-209 Argument of counsel; time limit
§ 52-210 Motion for nonsuit
§ 52-211 Refusal to set aside nonsuit; appeal
§ 52-212 Opening judgment upon default or nonsuit
§ 52-212a Civil judgment or decree opened or set aside within four months only
§ 52-215 Dockets. Jury cases. Court cases
§ 52-215a Jury of six in civil actions
§ 52-216 Deciding questions of law and of fact
§ 52-216a Reading of agreements or releases to jury prohibited. Adjustments for excessive and inadequate verdicts permitted
§ 52-216b Articulation to trier of fact of amount of damages claimed to be recoverable permitted
§ 52-216c Failure to call a witness. Jury instruction prohibited; argument by counsel permitted
§ 52-217 Violation of statute by minor
§ 52-218 Jury may try issues of fact in equitable action
§ 52-219 Claim for damages and equitable relief; separate trials
§ 52-220 Hearing in damages: When to jury
§ 52-221 Hearing in damages: Evidence. Notice
§ 52-221a Hearing in damages: Proof of damages on defendant’s failure to appear
§ 52-222 Verdict by nine jurors
§ 52-223 Jury may be three times returned to consider verdict
§ 52-224 Special verdicts. Jury to assess damages
§ 52-225 Judgment on verdict; assessment of damages when judgment rendered other than on verdict
§ 52-225a Reduction in economic damages in personal injury and wrongful death actions for collateral source payments
§ 52-225b “Collateral sources” defined
§ 52-225c Recovery of collateral source benefits prohibited
§ 52-225d Payment of damages in lump sum and periodic installments in personal injury, wrongful death and property damage actions
§ 52-225e Notice of settlement in excess of ten thousand dollars by insurer to claimant
§ 52-225f Transfer of structured settlement payment rights prior to October 1, 2003
§ 52-225g Transfer of structured settlement payment rights: Definitions
§ 52-225h Transfer of structured settlement payment rights: Required disclosures to payee
§ 52-225i Transfer of structured settlement payment rights: Approval
§ 52-225j Transfer of structured settlement payment rights: Effect
§ 52-225k Transfer of structured settlement payment rights: Procedure for approval
§ 52-225l Transfer of structured settlement payment rights: General provisions
§ 52-226 Trial to the court. Special finding
§ 52-226a Special finding that action or defense without merit and not in good faith
§ 52-227 Judgment for or against some of the parties only
§ 52-228 Judgment too large; remittitur; correction
§ 52-228a Appeal from order of remittitur or additur
§ 52-228b Setting aside of verdict in action claiming money damages
§ 52-228c Remittitur when noneconomic damages in negligence action against health care provider determined to be excessive
§ 52-231 Facts on which judgments found to appear on record
§ 52-231a Filing of affidavit re other custody proceedings; visitation rights
§ 52-231b Entry of order or judgment or approval of settlement that prohibits or restricts disclosure of sexual abuse of minor prohibited
§ 52-232 Judge to file memorandum of decision on demurrer
§ 52-233 Certification of statutory appeals taken to a judge
§ 52-234 Time for entering of justice appeals
§ 52-235 Reservation of questions of law
§ 52-235a Declaratory judgment to determine orders of priorities
§ 52-235b Proceedings stayed if attorney unable to appear
§ 52-235c Referral to alternative dispute resolution program. Stay of proceedings in court
§ 52-235d Mediation. Disclosure
§ 52-235e Stay of proceedings in action against crime victim during pendency of criminal proceeding
§ 52-235f Referral to arbitration of civil action involving claim for bodily injury arising out of motor vehicle accident

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 900

  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • crime victim: means an individual who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional or financial harm as a result of a crime and includes immediate family members of a minor, incompetent individual or homicide victim and a person designated by a homicide victim in accordance with section 1-56r. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1k
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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.
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.