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Branch law librarians:
Section 1: Failure to Appear
Figure 1: Motion for Default for Failure to
Section 1a: Setting Aside or Opening Default for Failure to Appear
Section 1b: Judgment upon Default for Failure to Appear
Figure 2: Motion to Open Default Judgment for Failure to Appear
1c: Motion for Default for Failure to Appear and Judgment
Failure to Plead
Figure 3: Motion for Default for Failure to Plead
Section 2a: Setting Aside or Opening Default for Failure to Plead Before
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
Table 1: Default in Summary Process (Eviction)
Default in Family Matters
Table 3: Default in Foreclosure Cases
4: Default in Small Claims Actions
Publications from the Connecticut
Chapter 832 -
Title 52 -
When judgment by default may be
rendered. (failure to appear)
Sec. 52-87. Continuance on account of absent or
nonresident defendant. Exceptions.
Pleading to be according to rules and orders of court.
Pleading filed by
consent after expiration of time.
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.
Opening judgment upon
default or nonsuit.
Hearing in damages; when
Hearing in damages.
Sec. 52-259c. Fee to open, set aside,
modify, extend or reargue judgment.
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the full-text of the statutes:
Connecticut Practice Book
Selected Court Rules:
3-2. Time to File Appearance
9-1. Continuance for Absent or
10-8. Time to Plead
Sec. 13-14. Order for Compliance;
Failure to Answer or Comply with Order (Discovery)
Chapter 17: Judgments
Connecticut Judicial Branch