Hello, I am an Attorney licensed in Connecticut and New York. My office is located in Stratford, CT. Unlike certain other states, summary process in Housing Court in Connecticut is generally does not allow you to obtain money damages. It specifically limits itself to the issue of residency. If you are already giving up the residency, the only reason to show up for the Motion would be to heal your credit report and insure that you do not hurt your credit score by having an adverse reporting on it. If you do not show up, the Motion will be denied, and you will continue to have a judgment against you. Good luck.
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You file a motion to re open and now you are considering not showing up? Bad idea.
Blow off the court appearance and you can forget about overturning the default.
Figure out other moving options and make the court appearance.
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