2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 899 Evidence
Sec. 52-164. Reports of judicial decisions of other states.

      Sec. 52-164. Reports of judicial decisions of other states. The reports of the judicial decisions of other states and countries may be judicially noticed by the courts of this state as evidence of the common law of such states or countries and of the judicial construction of the statutes or other laws thereof.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7887.)

      If they contain conflicting decisions, that of the highest court is not necessarily controlling. 14 C. 387. Laws of other states presumed to be like our own, or the common law. 15 C. 18; 18 C. 370; 33 C. 432; 82 C. 352; 86 C. 234; Id., 243. Such reports are conclusive as to the laws of the jurisdiction from which they come. 18 C. 370, 371. Cited. 47 C. 599. Cited. 93 C. 46. Cited. 118 C. 156. Cited. 142 C. 278. Statute of another state construed in accordance with the decisions of its courts. 87 C. 463. Obviates necessity for specially pleading law of foreign state. 103 C. 505; 106 C. 688. Court need not take judicial notice of law of foreign jurisdiction under this section or section 51-32 or 52-163 unless authoritative sources of the foreign law, subject to inspection or verification by opposing counsel, are made available to the court by reference or otherwise, under the usual rules of judicial notice. 152 C. 475. Court need not take judicial notice of the law of a foreign jurisdiction unless authoritative sources of the foreign law are made available to the court. 165 C. 777. Cited. 211 C. 555.

      Cited. 2 CA 315.

      Statutes and decisions in foreign states are only evidence of what the law may be found to be and not what the law is. 8 CS 259. Court refused to take judicial notice of foreign law where unfairly introduced by defendant, after conclusion of evidence, by motion for directed verdict and verdict for plaintiffs was properly sustained. 27 CS 508.

      Parties not having established New York law with respect to matters in issue, court assumes that law is same as Connecticut. 5 Conn. Cir. Ct. 629. Cited. 6 Conn. Cir. Ct. 539.

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