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  Connecticut General Statutes

Temporarily Suspended Court Rules:

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Section 1: Failure to Appear
Figure 1: Motion for Default for Failure to Appear
Section 1a: Setting Aside or Opening Default for Failure to Appear Before Judgment
Section 1b: Judgment upon Default for Failure to Appear
Figure 2: Motion to Open Default Judgment for Failure to Appear
Section 1c: Motion for Default for Failure to Appear and Judgment
Section 2: Failure to Plead
Figure 3: Motion for Default for Failure to Plead
Section 2a: Setting Aside or Opening Default for Failure to Plead Before Judgment
Figure 4: Motion to Set Aside Default (for Failure to Plead)
Section 2b: Judgment upon Default for Failure to Plead
Figure 5: Motion to Open Default Judgment for Failure to Plead
Section 3: Other Grounds for Default
Table 1: Default in Summary Process (Eviction)
Table 2: Default in Family Matters
Table 3: Default in Foreclosure Cases
Table 4: Default in Small Claims Actions

Publications from the Connecticut Judicial Branch:

 

Selected Statutes:

Chapter 832 - SUMMARY PROCESS

  • Sec. 47a-26a. Failure to plead. Judgment. (housing - eviction cases)

  • Sec. 47a-26c. Advancement of pleadings. Failure to plead. (housing - eviction cases)

Title 52 - CIVIL ACTIONS

  • Sec. 52-84. When judgment by default may be rendered. (failure to appear)

  • Sec. 52-87. Continuance on account of absent or nonresident defendant. Exceptions.

  • Sec. 52-119. Pleading to be according to rules and orders of court.

  • Sec. 52-120. Pleading filed by consent after expiration of time.

  • Sec. 52-121. Pleading may be filed after expiration of time fixed, but prior to hearing on motion for default judgment or nonsuit. Judgment or penalty for failure to plead.

  • Sec. 52-135. Amendment of pleadings after default or demurrer overruled; costs.

  • Sec. 52-212. Opening judgment upon default or nonsuit.

  • Sec. 52-220. Hearing in damages; when to jury.

  • Sec. 52-221. Hearing in damages. Evidence. Notice.

  • Sec. 52-259c. Fee to open, set aside, modify, extend or reargue judgment.

Click on the link below to search the full-text of the statutes: http://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/statute/dtsearch_form.asp 

Connecticut Practice Book

Selected Court Rules:

  • Sec. 3-2. Time to File Appearance

  • Sec. 9-1. Continuance for Absent or Nonresident Defendant

  • Sec. 10-8. Time to Plead

  • Sec. 13-14. Order for Compliance; Failure to Answer or Comply with Order (Discovery)

Chapter 17: Judgments

  • Sec. 25-51. When Motion for Default for Failure to Appear Does Not Apply (Family Matters)

Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Forms

  • JD-CV-49. Motion for Default for Failure to Appear, Judgment and Order for Weekly Payments
  • JD-CV-50. Notice of Judgment and Order for Weekly Payments

  • JD-CV-52 Affidavit of Debt

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