In this video I explain what a return date is for a car crash case, medical malpractice case, or employment law case in the Connecticut Superior Court.  Every civil case is assigned a return date.  The term return date is a common term in civil litigation practice in Connecticut. The term itself causes some confusion because it logically makes one think something must be "returned" somewhere on the return date. In fact, the return date is simply a date on which other dates operate of off.  For example, some things must happen before the return date, and other things must happen after the return date.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut