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2017 Major Public Acts

   by Booth, George

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=515

The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has made available the following publication:

These summaries, composed by the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), briefly describe the most significant, far-reaching, and publicly debated acts adopted by the General Assembly in its 2017 regular session.

Not all provisions of the acts are included. More detailed summaries can be found at the OLR website.





New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=487

The Office of Legislative Research has recently published the following reports:

Uniform Relocation Assistance Act and Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act - 2017-R-0105 - This report compares the state Uniform Relocation Assistance Act’s (URAA) benefits with those provided by the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA).

Connecticut Property Tax Credit - 2017-R-0106 - This report explains the property tax credit against the Connecticut state income tax.

AMBER Alerts - 2017-R-0108 - This report describes the circumstances under which AMBER Alerts are issued in Connecticut and the guidelines for issuing them.

Collective Bargaining Agreements Presented to the General Assembly - 2017-R-0111 - This report identifies state employee collective bargaining agreements presented to the General Assembly from 2002 to May 2017 and states how they were approved.



Connecticut eLicense verification tool

   by Mazur, Catherine

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=471

The Connecticut eLicense web portal is an online database that allows you to verify professional licenses issued by certain Connecticut state agencies: Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, Department of Agriculture, OEC Child Care & Youth Camp Licensing, and CAES Department of Entomology.

If you need guidance on how to use the portal, the Department of Consumer Protection has created step-by-step instructions, as well as a short video that shows you how to perform a lookup. They also offer a useful discussion on the Difference Between a License, Registration, and Permit.

And for more information on which state agency is (or isn't) responsible for a profession's licensing and regulation, see the DCP's comprehensive A-Z Information Index.


Medical Malpractice in Connecticut - 2017 Edition

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=468

The 2017 edition of Medical Malpractice in Connecticut has been posted to our research guides page.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Certificate of Good Faith, Reasonable Inquiry or Merit & Written Opinion Letter

Section 2: Automatic Ninety-Day Extension of Statute of Limitations

Figure 1: Petition to Clerk for Automatic Ninety Day Extension

Section 3: Elements of a Medical Malpractice Action

Section 4: Defenses

Section 5: Evidence

Table 1: Settlements and Verdicts in Connecticut Medical Malpractice Actions


LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Administrative Law and Practice

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=466

The 2017 edition of LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Administrative Law and Practice has been received by all of our law libraries. Each chapter of this guide offers analysis, strategies, checklists, and tips. The table of contents is listed below:

Chapter 1. Introduction to Administrative Law

Chapter 2. Rulemaking

Chapter 3. Freedom of Information - Public Meetings

Chapter 4. Freedom of Information - Public Records

Chapter 5. Contested Cases - The Prehearing Process

Chapter 6. The Anatomy of a Contested Case

Chapter 7. The Post-Hearing Process

Chapter 8. Collateral Estoppel, Res Judicata, Stare Decisis and the Equitable Defenses

Chapter 9. Overview of Local Administrative Law

Chapter 10. Ethical Issues for the Administrative Lawyer

Chapter 11. Where to Find Administrative Agency Materials

For additional information, please contact your local Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library.


Injunctions and Restraining Orders in Connecticut - 2017 Edition

   by Roy, Christopher

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=458

The 2017 edition of Injunctions and Restraining Orders in Connecticut has been posted to our research guides page.

Table of Contents
Section 1: Applications for Injunction
Section 2: Modification and Dissolution of Injunction
Section 3: Enforcement of Injunction
Section 4: Specific Subjects of Injunctive Protection or Relief
Section 5: Appeal of Injunction

See our Domestic Violence in Connecticut research guide for coverage of family violence restraining and protective orders.


New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Mazur, Catherine

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=451

The Office of Legislative Research has recently published the following reports:



Spotlight on Resource: American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=445

Each of the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries has a copy of the American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts series in print or electronic format. The preface to the first series describes the set as "a unique trial guide to show how to prove, by competent evidence, the ultimate facts essential to a case or defense." The preface to the third series states "[m]any of the articles will deal with difficult factual issues that an attorney may need to prove in a personal injury or wrongful death action, or in connection with a claim for workers' compensation. Other articles will cover factual questions that arise in other common types of litigation, such as real property disputes, family law controversies, will contests, insurance claims, employer-employee conflicts, and cases arising from common commercial transactions." Each article contains background text, elements of damages and of proof, model interrogatories and illustrative proofs.

Below is a listing of the table of contents for the newest volumes:

Volume 158:

Proof of Facts Under State Criminal Stalking Statutes

Proof of Anticipatory Repudiation Under U.C.C. §§ 2-610 and 2-611

Contractor’s Failure to Compact Soil Properly

Proof of Facts to Establish Action Based on Failure to Warn of Dangerous Condition Causing Swimming Pool Diving Injury

Establishing Shop Rights to Inventive Ideas

Volume 159:

Proof Regarding Breast Cancer Resurgery and Second Surgeries

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Parental Termination Cases

Proof of Facts Concerning Disposition of Frozen Pre-Embryos in Connection with Divorce Action

For additional information, contact your local CT Judicial Branch Law Library.


Legislative History of Connecticut Constitutional Amendments - 1965 to 2008

   by Roy, Christopher

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=435

The Connecticut State Library has posted the compiled legislative histories for Connecticut constitutional amendments from 1965 to 2008. The page states that "[t]he current constitution was adopted in 1965 and has been amended 31 times."


New Titles in the Middletown Law Library

   by Roy, Christopher

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=418


Notice Regarding the Connecticut Law Journal

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=409

The Connecticut Judicial Branch recently posted the following message in the Latest News, Notices and Updates section of the website:

“04/20/17 -- Notice Regarding the Connecticut Law Journal -- The Connecticut Law Journal will be available free of charge on the Judicial Branch website beginning July 1, 2017. The printed version of the law journal will no longer be produced once the publication is available online. Please do not file new subscription requests or payment for renewal subscriptions at this time. Hard bound volumes of the Connecticut Reports and the Connecticut Appellate Reports will continue to be printed and sold.”


New Titles in the New Haven Law Library

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=408

The New Haven Law Library has recently acquired the following new books from the American Bar Association:

For additional information, please contact your local Judicial Branch Law Library.


New Divorce Navigator tool from the Judicial Branch

   by Mazur, Catherine

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=407

The Judicial Branch has created a new online resource designed to help make the divorce process clearer and easier to navigate.

From the Press Release:

A newly developed “Divorce Navigator” is available to the public through the Judicial Branch’s website to assist in simplifying the divorce process....

The Divorce Navigator is designed to help parties decide which divorce process is best for them through a series of questions. Based on answers the parties provide, this online resource will direct them toward a divorce process that may best suit their situation.

For links to the law and other legal resources on divorce in Connecticut, see our Law about Divorce webpage.


2017 Connecticut General Statutes

   by Mazur, Catherine

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=399

The Connecticut General Assembly has recently posted the 2017 Connecticut General Statutes in browsable format. The browsable statutes provide not only the text of the statute, but useful Public Act history information, along with selected case law annotations provided by the Legislative Commissioners' Office. The CGA's website also offers a Statute Text Search tool which can be used to conduct keyword searches of the statutes.

The Judicial Branch Law Libraries have created finding aids, available in two different formats, to help users locate statutes while using the CGA's website:

Please contact us if you have questions about these or any other library resources.


Spotlight on Resource: American Jurisprudence Trials

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=398

Each of the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries has a copy of American Jurisprudence Trials in print or electronic format. The set is described as "an encyclopedic guide to the modern practices, techniques, and tactics used in preparing and trying cases, with model programs for the handling of all types of litigation."

Below is a listing of the table of contents for the newest volumes:

Volume 147:

Litigation of Privileged Communications Between Accountant and Client

Litigation of “Professional Services” Exclusion Provision in General Liability Policy

Litigation of Assistance Animal Cases

Litigation of Liability for Internet Posting of “Revenge Porn”

Litigation of Standing to Enforce Lost, Destroyed, or Stolen Negotiable Instrument Under U.C.C. § 3-309

Litigation of Liability of Hospice in Tort, Contract, or Statute for Maltreatment or Mistreatment of Patient

Volume 148:

Litigation of Claim Under Miller Act, 40 U.S.C.A. §§ 3131 et seq.

Litigation of Negligence Claims Under Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977

Litigating Federal Preemption of State Law

Litigation Under Video Rental/Sale Privacy Protection Laws

Litigation of Infertility Malpractice and Negligence Liability

Litigation of Surrogate Parenting Agreements

For additional information, please contact your local CT Judicial Branch Law Library.


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