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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].

Subscribe to a case law category (or categories) of your choice through our Email Digest or RSS delivery services to receive the latest cases from the Supreme or Appellate Courts delivered directly to your inbox.





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.


Motion to Strike - 2017 edition

   by Mazur, Catherine

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=480

The 2017 edition of the Motion to Strike research guide has been posted to our research guides page:

Table of Contents

Section 1: Legal Sufficiency of Complaint

Section 2: Legal Sufficiency of Prayer for Relief

Section 3: Non-Joinder or Misjoinder of Parties

Section 4: Joining of Causes of Action

Section 5: Legal Sufficiency of Answer

Figure 1: Motion to Strike (Form)

Figure 2: Misjoinder of Parties (Form)


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


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:



Foreclosure Law Research Guides Updated in April 2017

   by Roy, Christopher

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=434

Two foreclosure law research guides were updated in April and have been posted to our research guides page.

You can visit our Law about Foreclosure page for all of our available foreclosure research guides.


Family Law Research Guides Updated in April 2017

   by Roy, Christopher

 http://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=433

The following family law research guides were updated in April and have been posted to our research guides page.

04/28/2017 - Enforcement of Family and Foreign Matrimonial Judgments
04/27/2017 - Marriage in Connecticut
04/13/2017 - Paternity Actions in Connecticut
04/13/2017 - Child Visitation in Connecticut


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