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Motion Practice in Family Matters - 2017 edition

   by Townsend, Karen

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The 2017 edition of Motion Practice in Family Matters has been posted to our research guides page.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1: Motions and Requests..........................................................................3

Section 2: Transfer of Action in Family Matters.....................................................6

Table 1: Motion for Exclusive Possession of Home...............................................9

Section 3: Request for Conciliation.......................................................................11

Section 4: Motion to Open Judgment in a Family Matter......................................14





Audita Querela - 2017 edition

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=564

“The ancient writ of audita querela has been defined as ‘a writ issued to afford a remedy to a defendant against whom judgment had been rendered, but who had new matter in defense . . . arising, or at least raisable for the first time, after judgment.’” Ames v. Sears, Roebuck & Company, 206 Conn. 16, 20, 536 A.2d 563, 565 (1988).

Additional information on this topic is available in the 2017 edition of our research guide Audita Querela which has been posted to our research guides page.



New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=550

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

Juvenile Record Erasure - 2017-R-0094 - This report explains the process by which an individual adjudicated as delinquent or as a member of a family with service needs (FWSN) can have related police and court records erased.

Statistics on Assaults Against Police Officers in Connecticut (2009-2016) - 2017-R-0085 - This report summarizes the number of assaults against police officers in Connecticut, including the case dispositions and criminal penalties, and the penalties for these crimes in the New England states, New York, and New Jersey.

The OLR has also posted summaries of acts affecting various topics including people with disabilities, energy and utilities, municipalities, animals and agriculture and real estate.


National Center for Interstate Compacts Database

   by Zigadto, Janet

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=548

The CSG's National Center for Interstate Compacts Database "allows you to search more than 1,500 statutes for state-by-state interstate compact membership." Users can search by state using the interactive map, by compact name or by the advanced search option. Documents are provided in pdf format. An instructional video is also provided.


Judicial Branch Now Publishing Headnotes for its Supreme & Appellate Court Opinions

   by Booth, George

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=534

The Judicial Branch has announced that it is now publishing a syllabus (headnote) at the top of each Supreme and Appellate Court opinion:

The Judicial Branch is now posting online headnotes for both Supreme and Appellate Court opinions. These headnotes, which accompany individual Supreme and Appellate Court decisions, include a short summary of the ruling and the procedural history of a case. The Reporter of Judicial Decisions prepares the headnotes, which are not part of the opinion. As such, the opinion alone should be relied upon for the reasoning behind the decision [Emphasis added].

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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.