§ 52-555 Actions for injuries resulting in death
§ 52-555a Actions for loss of consortium re death of spouse independent for determination of damages
§ 52-555b Actions for loss of consortium re death of spouse to be joined with all actions re death of spouse
§ 52-555c Statute of limitations. Actions for loss of consortium re death of spouse contingent upon proof of facts for wrongful death
§ 52-555d Eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits bar to action for loss of consortium against employer
§ 52-556 Actions for injuries caused by motor vehicles owned by the state
§ 52-557 Injury to children being transported to school
§ 52-557a Standard of care owed social invitee
§ 52-557b “Good samaritan law”. Immunity from liability for emergency medical assistance, first aid or medication by injection. Immunity from liability re automatic external defibrillators. School personnel not required to render emergency first aid o
§ 52-557c Standard of care applicable to owners and operators of school buses
§ 52-557d Defense of charitable immunity abolished
§ 52-557e Immunity of physicians from liability for uncompensated service on hospital utilization review committee
§ 52-557f Landowner liability for recreational use of land. Definitions
§ 52-557g Liability of owner of land available to public for recreation; exceptions
§ 52-557h Owner liable, when
§ 52-557i Obligation of user of land
§ 52-557j Liability of landowner upon whose land snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, minibikes or minicycles are operated
§ 52-557k Liability of landowner who allows persons to harvest firewood, fruits or vegetables or engage in maple-sugaring activities
§ 52-557l Immunity from liability of certain persons who donate food or distribute donated food
§ 52-557m Immunity from liability of directors, officers and trustees of nonprofit tax-exempt organizations
§ 52-557n Liability of political subdivision and its employees, officers and agents. Liability of members of local boards and commissions
§ 52-557o Liability of land surveyors
§ 52-557p Assumption of risk by person engaged in recreational equestrian activities, when
§ 52-557q Immunity from liability of broadcaster that broadcasts emergency alert and information concerning child abduction. Immunity from liability of outdoor advertising establishment
§ 52-557r Immunity from liability of fire department for installation or delivery of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
§ 52-557s Liability of owner or keeper of horse, pony, donkey or mule
§ 52-557t Absolute defense to civil action resulting from good faith report of an act of threatening
§ 52-557u Entering the passenger motor vehicle of another to remove child or animal from vehicle. Affirmative defense against civil damages and criminal penalties, when
§ 52-557v Immunity from liability of the state, political subdivisions and employees for emergency administration of epinephrine cartridge injector
§ 52-558 Liability for placing obstructions in highway
§ 52-559 Damage for spreading fire
§ 52-560 Damages for cutting trees, timber or shrubbery. Exclusion
§ 52-560a Damages for encroachment on state, municipal or nonprofit land conservation organization open space land. Attorney General enforcement. Civil action
§ 52-561 Trespass to lands without color of right
§ 52-561a Damage by domestic fowls
§ 52-562 Liability for fraud in contracting debt; concealing property
§ 52-563 Liability for waste by tenant for life or years
§ 52-564 Treble damages for theft
§ 52-564a Liability for shoplifting
§ 52-565 Double damages for forgery
§ 52-565a Liability of drawer for dishonored check. Service charge on drawer for dishonored check
§ 52-566 Treble damages for wilful removal or destruction of bridge
§ 52-567 Treble damages for injury to milestone, guidepost or railing
§ 52-568 Damages for groundless or vexatious suit or defense
§ 52-568a Damages for groundless or vexatious suit against the owner or operator of a “pick or cut your own agricultural operation”
§ 52-569 Damages for leaving open bars, gate or fence
§ 52-570 Action for malicious erection of structure
§ 52-570a Action against fiduciary
§ 52-570b Action for computer-related offenses
§ 52-570c Action for transmission of unsolicited facsimile or telephone messages. Unsolicited electronic mail advertising material
§ 52-570d Action for illegal recording of private telephonic communications
§ 52-570e Action for damages resulting from violations of unemployment or workers’ compensation laws
§ 52-570f Action for theft of electric, gas, water, steam or community antenna television service
§ 52-571a Action for deprivation of equal rights and privileges
§ 52-571b Action or defense authorized when state or political subdivision burdens a person’s exercise of religion
§ 52-571c Action for damages resulting from intimidation based on bigotry or bias
§ 52-571d Action for discrimination by golf country club in membership or access to facilities or services
§ 52-571e Action for damages resulting from actions of agent of surety on a bond
§ 52-571f Strict liability of person who illegally transfers a firearm
§ 52-571g Strict liability of person who fails to securely store a firearm
§ 52-571h Action for damages resulting from identity theft
§ 52-571i Action for damages resulting from trafficking in persons
§ 52-571j Action for interference with a person taking still or video images of police officer in the performance of duty
§ 52-571k Action for equitable relief or damages resulting from deprivation of equal protection of the laws of the state committed by a police officer
§ 52-571l Action for damages resulting from stalking in the second degree by disclosing another person’s personally identifying information by means of electronic communication
§ 52-571m Action to recover damages for judgment entered against a person where liability is based on alleged provision, receipt or assistance in provision or receipt of reproductive health care services. Definitions. Exceptions
§ 52-571n Action to recover damages for judgment entered against a person where liability is based on alleged provision, receipt or assistance in provision or receipt of gender-affirming health care services or reproductive health care services. Definitions. Except
§ 52-571aa Discrimination on account of membership in armed forces so as to cause deprivation of rights, privileges or immunities usually enjoyed by public. Penalty
§ 52-571bb Discrimination on account of membership in armed forces re access to any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement. Penalty
§ 52-572 Parental liability for torts of minors
§ 52-572a Release by injured person voidable if obtained within fifteen days
§ 52-572b Alienation of affections and breach of promise actions abolished
§ 52-572c Parent-child immunity abrogated in certain negligence actions
§ 52-572d Interspousal immunity abrogated in motor vehicle negligence actions accruing out of state
§ 52-572e Release of joint tortfeasor
§ 52-572f Criminal conversation action abolished
§ 52-572g Defenses against holder in due course of instrument in consumer goods credit transaction
§ 52-572h Negligence actions. Doctrines applicable. Liability of multiple tortfeasors for damages
§ 52-572i Application of the family car doctrine
§ 52-572j Derivative actions by shareholders or members
§ 52-572k Hold harmless clause against public policy in certain construction contracts
§ 52-572l Strict tort liability, contributory negligence and comparative negligence not bar to recovery
§ 52-572m Product liability actions. Definitions
§ 52-572n Product liability claims
§ 52-572o Comparative responsibility. Award of damages. Action for contribution
§ 52-572p Limitation of liability of product seller
§ 52-572q Liability of product seller due to lack of adequate warnings or instructions
§ 52-572r Product liability claims against third parties
§ 52-572w Agreement exempting caterer or catering establishment from liability for negligence void as against public policy
§ 52-572x Motor carrier transportation contract. Indemnification against liability for negligence or intentional acts or omissions void and unenforceable

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • farm: includes farm buildings, and accessory buildings thereto, nurseries, orchards, ranges, greenhouses, hoophouses and other temporary structures or other structures used primarily for the raising and, as an incident to ordinary farming operations, the sale of agricultural or horticultural commodities. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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 §. 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.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • railroad company: shall be construed to mean and include all corporations, trustees, receivers or other persons, that lay out, construct, maintain or operate a railroad, unless such meaning would be repugnant to the context or to the manifest intention of the General Assembly. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC