§ 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 minor 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

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 926

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.