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CT jury trials ‘suspended’ for 30 days, evictions, foreclosures postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Connecticut State Courts tweeted Thursday, effective immediately, all jury trials will be suspended for the next 30 days, with the exception of jury trials currently in progress and criminal jury trials necessitated by the filing and granting of a speedy trial motion.

RELATED: CT courts changing docket schedules, taking precautions to minimize spread of coronavirus

This, on the heels of an announcement Wednesday that all civil and criminal jury selections and jury trials scheduled in federal courts in Connecticut through April 10, 2020, are to be continued.

Officials said those cases that were set to take place before any district or magistrate judge in any courthouse in the District of Connecticut are continued pending further order of the court.

The District of Connecticut courthouses will remain open for all other business. Staff in the clerk’s office are available by phone and mail and intake desks will remain open for filings.

If jurors have any questions, please contact Jury Administration by:

  • Going on the Judicial Branch’s website 
  • Speaking with jury administration through the Live Chat feature, or
  • By calling jury administration at 1-800-842-8175.

As of Tuesday, March 17, CT State Courts have ordered an immediate stay of evictions for the next ten days and ordered all foreclosure sales to be rescheduled to prevent gatherings of people amid coronavirus spread concerns.

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