§ 52-575 Entry upon land to be made within fifteen years
§ 52-575a Action to enforce recorded private restrictions or notations on maps
§ 52-576 Actions for account or on simple or implied contracts
§ 52-577 Action founded upon a tort
§ 52-577a Limitation of action based on product liability claim
§ 52-577b Limitation of action for damages caused by contact with or exposure to phenoxy herbicides
§ 52-577c Limitation of action for damages caused by exposure to a hazardous chemical substance or mixture or hazardous pollutant
§ 52-577d Limitation of action for damages to person under twenty-one years of age caused by sexual abuse, exploitation or assault
§ 52-577e Limitation of action for damages caused by sexual assault
§ 52-578 Limitation of action for damages caused by change of grade of highway
§ 52-579 Limitation of suit on probate bond; exception
§ 52-580 Settlement of partnership or joint accounts
§ 52-581 Action on oral contract to be brought within three years
§ 52-582 Petition for new trial
§ 52-583 Limitation of action against sheriff, state marshal or constable for neglect or default
§ 52-584 Limitation of action for injury to person or property caused by negligence, misconduct or malpractice
§ 52-584a Limitation of action against architect, professional engineer or land surveyor
§ 52-584b Limitation of actions against attorneys in connection with title certificates or opinions and title searches
§ 52-584c Limitation of actions brought by the state or political subdivision of the state arising out of construction-related work
§ 52-585 Suit for forfeiture on penal statute limited to one year
§ 52-586 Scire facias against garnishee limited to one year
§ 52-587 Suit on bond or recognizance for costs limited to one year
§ 52-588 Suit on note obtained by fraud
§ 52-589 Action of forcible entry and detainer limited to six months
§ 52-590 When defendant’s absence from state to be excluded
§ 52-591 When new action may be brought after time limited
§ 52-592 Accidental failure of suit; allowance of new action
§ 52-593 Action against wrong defendant; allowance of new action
§ 52-593a Action not lost where process served after expiration of limitation period
§ 52-594 Limit for executor or administrator to bring personal action that survives
§ 52-595 Fraudulent concealment of cause of action
§ 52-596 Actions for payment of remuneration for employment
§ 52-597 Action for libel or slander
§ 52-598 Execution or action upon judgment for money damages. Motion to revive judgment
§ 52-598a Limitation of action for indemnification
§ 52-577f Limitation of action for damages caused by malicious prosecution

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 926 - Statute of Limitations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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.
  • 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.