Entries tagged with “Connecticut Practice Book”

Ponderous Practice Book Over-Complicates Filing a CT Lawsuit

What on earth does Section 8-1 “mesne” (mean)? I’ve written about traps for the unwary in Connecticut practice before, but nothing exemplifies the incomprehensibility of the Connecticut Practice Book quite like Section 8-1.  It is supposed to explain how you start a civil lawsuit in Connecticut.  I’ll let you decide.  It states:  Mesne process in civil actions shall be a writ of summons or attachment, describing the parties, the court to which it is returnable and the time and place of appearance, and shall be accompanied by the plaintiff’s complaint.  Such writ may run into any judicial district or geographical... More
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