Research guides prepared by the Connecticut Judicial
Branch law librarians:
Sec. 2 Malicious
prosecution in Connecticut
Sec. 3 Abuse of process
Sec. 1 Vexatious Suits
Frivolous Lawsuits in Connecticut
Connecticut Judicial Branch Civil Jury Instructions:
3.13-5 Vexatious Suit - Claim under General Statutes §52-568
3.13-6 Vexatious Suit - Claim at Common Law
3.13-8 Abuse of Process
3.13-9 Defense of Good Faith Reliance Upon Advice of Counsel
OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Vexatious Litigation and Sanctions Against Attorney
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- Connecticut Torts: The Law and Practice, Second Edition.
by Frederic S. Ury & Neal L. Moskow.
- Chapter 12. Bringing Intentional Tort Claims
- 12.03. Bringing a Claim for Misuse of the Legal System
- Connecticut Law of Torts, Third Edition. by Douglas B. Wright
- 160. Introduction
- 162. Vexatious Suit
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Connecticut Practice Book
Bernhard-Thomas Building Systems, LLC v. Dunican,
Conn. 548 (2008)
dispositive issue in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate
Court properly concluded that a prejudgment remedy application is not a
civil action for purposes of a subsequent claim for the tort of
vexatious litigation. We agree that such an application is not a civil
action for purposes of a subsequent claim for vexatious litigation, and
accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court."
Lopes v. Farmer,
286 Conn. 384 (2008)
"In this malicious prosecution brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
Sec. 1983, the plaintiff appeals from the grant of summary
judgment rendered in favor of defendants. On appeal, the
plaintiff claims the trial court improperly concluded that his
claims against the defendants were barred by the statute of
limitations. We agree, and accordingly, reverse the judgment of
the trial court."