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September 2020 Updates

Lots of updates this month in the legal world:

Consistent with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7OOO and to the extent permitted by any applicable federal laws, orders, rules or regulations, effective immediately there is no further stay ordered on the issuance or service of an execution following judgment on non-residential evictions, evictions for serious nuisance, residential nonpayment evictions for nonpayment of rent on or before February 29, 2020, or for evictions where the landlord has a bona fide intention to use the dwelling as the landlord’s principal residence. Further, there shall be no additional stay on the issuance or service of any summary process execution, or execution of ejectment, where the judgment of possession in a summary process case, or vesting of title in a foreclosure case, occurred prior to March 19, 2020. All previously issued executions that have expired must be returned to Court and a new application must be filed. No action taken pursuant to this order shall be in violation of the moratoria contained in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19” order issued by the Centers for Disease Control on September 1, 2020, or other applicable federal law, order, rule or regulation.

It is further ordered that, effective immediately, there is no stay on the issuance or service of wage, financial, or property executions. All previously issued executions that have expired must be returned to Court and a new application must be filed as “Execution Refiled as Corrected –No Fee.”

All Judgments of Strict Foreclosure entered in matters with law days prior to October 6, 2020 are opened by the Court for the sole purpose of extending the Law Day in those matters to October 6, 2020 for the owner of equity of redemption and thereafter for subsequent encumbrancers in the inverse order of their priorities. The plaintiff in those matters is hereby ordered to file a notice of the new law day in the court file.

Effective September 20, 2020, the Court will begin to act on defaults and nonsuits in civil (including housing and small claims) and family matters, after giving notice, where possible, of the resumption of the entry of defaults and default judgments to parties against whom a default or default judgment may enter. If you have not filed an Appearance, an Answer or other responsive pleading, or you have not complied with a court order for which you can be defaulted, a default may enter against you on or after September 20, 2020. In some cases the entry of a default against you may result in a judgment. For a list of Official Court forms go to https://jud.ct.gov/webforms/ For a list of open courthouses and their phone numbers, go to https://jud.ct.gov/HomePDFs/CourthousesOpened.pdf?v4

SOURCE: The Connecticut Judicial Branch