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Library Materials

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  • Civil Litgation in Connecticut: Anatomy of a Lawsuit

  • Connecticut Family Law and Practice with Forms

  • Dupont on Connecticut Civil Practice

  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Civil Pretrial Practice

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Connecticut Practice Book

Chapter 10: Pleadings

  • 10-5 Untrue Allegations or Denials
  • 10-6 Pleadings Allowed and Their Order
  • 10-7 Waiving Right to Plead
  • 10-8 Time to Plead
  • 10-10 Supplemental Pleadings; Countercliams
  • 10-14 Proof of Service
  • 10-18 Penalty for Failing to Plead
  • 10-19 Implied Admission
  • 10-46 The Answer; General and Special Denial
  • 10-47 Evasive Denials
  • 10-48 Express Denials and Admissions to be Direct and Specific
  • 10-49 Suit by Corporation; Admission by General Denial
  • 10-50 Denials, Special Defenses
  • 10-51 Several Special Defenses
  • 10-52 Admissions and Denials in Special Defense
  • 10-53 Pleading Contributory Negligence
  • 10-54 Pleading of Counterclaim and Setoff
  • 10-55 Withdrawal of Action after Counterclaim
  • 10-56 Subsequent Pleadings; Plaintiff's Response to Answer
  • 10-57 Matter in Avoidance of Answer
  • 10-58 Pleadings Subsequent to Reply

Chapter 17: Judgments

  • 17-30 Summary Process: Default and Judgment for Failure to Appear or Plead
  • 17-31 Procedure where Party is in Default
  • 17-32 Where Defendant is in Default for Failure to Plead
  • 17-33 When Judgment May Be Rendered After a Default
  • 17-34 Hearing in Damages; Notice of Defense

Chapter 24: Small Claims

  • 24-16 Answers; Requests for Time to Pay
  • 24-19 Claim of Setoff or Counterclaim
  • 24-20 Amendment of Claim or Answer; Setoff or Counterclaim; Motion to Dismiss

Chapter 25: Superior Court Procedure in Family Matters

  • 25-9 Answer, Cross-Complaint, Claims for Relief by Defendant
  • 25-10 Answer to Cross-Complaint

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