2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 897 Parties and Appearances
Sec. 52-78. Joinder of executor or administrator for a deceased joint contractor.

      Sec. 52-78. Joinder of executor or administrator for a deceased joint contractor. (a) In any case in which any joint contractor, other than a partner, has died, the executor of the will or administrator of the estate of the deceased joint contractor may be joined with the surviving contractor or contractors as a joint plaintiff, in any action upon any joint contract of the decedent and the survivor or survivors, and as a joint defendant if the estate of the decedent is not in settlement as an insolvent estate. If the estate of the decedent is joined as a joint defendant and afterwards is represented insolvent, the insolvency may be noted on the record, and thereupon the action, in respect to the executor or administrator, shall be discontinued.

      (b) Any judgment against the executor or administrator shall run against the estate of the decedent only, in the same manner as if he were sued alone. The provisions of this section shall not operate to extend the time limited by the Court of Probate for the presentation of claims against the estate of the decedent.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7799; P.A. 82-160, S. 29.)

      History: P.A. 82-160 rephrased the section and inserted Subsec. indicators.

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