§ 52-515 When action of replevin maintainable
§ 52-516 Commencement of action of replevin. Prejudgment remedy
§ 52-517 Replevin for property attached
§ 52-518 Replevin writ; affidavit as to value of goods and recognizance required
§ 52-519 Form of writ, affidavit and bond
§ 52-520 Determination of jurisdiction of court
§ 52-521 Replevin; service; new bond; voiding of process
§ 52-522 Pleadings
§ 52-523 Complaint
§ 52-524 Defenses
§ 52-525 Statement of title
§ 52-526 Judgment
§ 52-527 Transfer of cause to higher court
§ 52-528 Procedure on withdrawal or nonsuit of plaintiff
§ 52-529 Burden of proof. Evidence. Damages and costs
§ 52-530 Damages for property not replevied. No costs against common carrier
§ 52-531 Nonresident defendant; security for costs

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 921

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.