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Connecticut law is instructive. Connecticut General Statutes § 52-550 provides in pertinent part: '(a) No civil action may be maintained in the following cases unless the agreement, or a memorandum of the agreement, is made in writing and signed by the party, or the agent of the party, to be charged . . . (5) upon any agreement that is not to be performed within one year from the making thereof . . . .' 


General Statutes § 51-199a provides in pertinent part: '(b) The supreme court may answer questions of law certified to it by the Supreme Court of the United States, a court of appeals of the United States or a United States district court when requested by the certifying court if there are involved in any proceeding before it questions of law of this state which may be determinative of the cause then pending in the certifying court and as to which it appears to the certifying court there is no controlling precedent in the decisions of the supreme court of this state. '(c) This section may be invoked by an order of any of the courts referred to in subsection (b) of this ...

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