2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses
Section 52-571aa - (Formerly Sec. 52-571). Discrimination on account of membership in armed forces so as to cause deprivation of rights, privileges or immunities usually enjoyed by public. Penalty.


CT Gen Stat § 52-571aa (2012) What's This?

Any person who subjects or causes to be subjected any other person to the deprivation of any rights, privileges or immunities usually enjoyed by the public, on account of membership in the armed forces of the state, as defined by section 27-2, or of the armed forces, as defined by section 27-103, or on account of the wearing of the uniform of such service, or who, on account of such membership or the wearing of any such uniform, deprives any other person of the full and equal enjoyment of any advantages, facilities, accommodations, amusement or transportation, subject only to the limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons, or who, on account of such membership or the wearing of such uniform, discriminates in the price for the enjoyment of any such privileges, shall forfeit and pay to the person injured thereby the greater of one thousand dollars or treble damages, together with costs and a reasonable attorney’s fee.

(1949 Rev., S. 8312; 1957, P.A. 163, S. 44; P.A. 07-128, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 07-128 substituted “armed forces” for “United States” and substituted penalty of the greater of $1,000 or treble damages, “together with costs and a reasonable attorney’s fee” for double damages in any court of competent jurisdiction; Sec. 52-571 transferred to Sec. 52-571aa in 2008.

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