2019 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 4 - Management of State Agencies
Chapter 53* - Claims Against the State


*Cited. 166 C. 251. The legislative intent expressed by chapter is that an employee is immune when the state is sued and that the state may be sued in instances where a private person would be liable; the immunity conferred and the liability assumed by the state under chapter was not intended to extend to the acts and omissions of a public defender which arise during the course of the attorney-client relationship and over which the state has no right of control. 168 C. 563. Without its consent, state is immune from suit for liability; Connecticut Constitution Art. XI, Sec. 4 and chapter provided for adjudication of claims against the state with its permission. 172 C. 603. Cited. 177 C. 268. Chapter does not apply to teachers in local school systems. 180 C. 96. Cited. 186 C. 300; 191 C. 222; 195 C. 534; 204 C. 17; 212 C. 415; 216 C. 85; 227 C. 545; 238 C. 146; 239 C. 265. On claim for money damages, plaintiffs must seek waiver from Claims Commissioner before bringing action against state in Superior Court regardless of whether plaintiffs have alleged that state officers acted in excess of statutory authority. 265 C. 301. When plaintiff brings action for money damages against state, he must proceed through Office of the Claims Commissioner pursuant to chapter; otherwise, the action will be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under doctrine of sovereign immunity. Id., 338. Chapter delegated to Claims Commissioner duty formerly held by legislature to review all claims against state for monetary damages; chapter pertains exclusively to claims for monetary damages against state. 271 C. 96. Defendant must first obtain permission from Claims Commissioner to bring legal counterclaims seeking monetary damages from the state; statutes do not demonstrate a legislative intent to treat counterclaims differently than claims asserted by plaintiffs. 310 C. 60.

Cited. 12 CA 449; 41 CA 61. Action against state for money damages is barred by sovereign immunity and must be dismissed by court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction unless plaintiff has received permission from Claims Commissioner to bring the action or pleaded a valid exception to doctrine of sovereign immunity. 86 CA 748.

Cited. 36 CS 293.

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