§ 52-236 Actions on contract; evidence of damages since suit
§ 52-237 Damages in actions for libel
§ 52-238 Damages in actions on penal bonds
§ 52-239 When broadcasting stations, networks, CATV systems liable for defamation
§ 52-240 Effect of damages on costs
§ 52-240a Award of attorney’s fees in product liability action
§ 52-240b Punitive damages in product liability actions
§ 52-243 Costs when plaintiff is partly successful
§ 52-244 When plaintiff not to recover costs
§ 52-245 False statement concerning defense. Costs
§ 52-246 Costs for service by indifferent person
§ 52-247 Officer’s fees on foreign attachment when garnishee not cited in
§ 52-248 Costs when there are more civil actions than necessary
§ 52-249 Costs and attorney’s fees in actions for foreclosure and substitution of bond
§ 52-249a Costs and attorney’s fee in action upon a bond substituted for a mechanic’s lien
§ 52-250 Costs of application to dissolve injunction
§ 52-251 Expenses and counsel fees in action to construe will or for advice concerning will or trust
§ 52-251a Costs, attorney’s fees on small claims matter transferred to regular docket
§ 52-251b Costs and attorney’s fees in action for deprivation of civil rights
§ 52-251c Limitation on attorney contingency fees in personal injury, wrongful death and property damage actions. Waiver of limitation by claimant
§ 52-251d Attorney’s fees in action to establish paternity or establish, modify or enforce child support orders in temporary family assistance cases
§ 52-252 Costs for nonappearance of party giving notice of deposition
§ 52-253 Costs in suit against manufacturers for nuisance
§ 52-254 Costs in amicable suit
§ 52-255 Costs on motion to expunge
§ 52-256a Award of attorney’s and officer’s fees in contempt action
§ 52-256b Award of attorney’s and officer’s fees in contempt action
§ 52-257 Fees of parties in civil actions
§ 52-257a Fees in Circuit Court
§ 52-258 Jury fees
§ 52-259 Court fees
§ 52-259a Exemptions from certain fee requirements
§ 52-259b Waiver of fees and payment of the cost of service of process for indigent party
§ 52-259c Fee to open, set aside, modify, extend or reargue judgment
§ 52-259d Additional fee for civil causes
§ 52-260 Witness fees
§ 52-261 Fees and expenses of officers and persons serving process or performing other duties
§ 52-261a Fees and expenses of officers and persons serving process or performing other duties for the Judicial Department or Division of Criminal Justice
§ 52-262 Fees for signing process, administering oaths, acknowledgments

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 901

  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Federal public defender: An attorney employed by the federal courts on a full-time basis to provide legal defense to defendants who are unable to afford counsel. The judiciary administers the federal defender program pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.