State of Connecticut Office of the Claims Commissioner

Overview & Hearings

Special Notice from the Claims Commissioner

All deadlines in existing claims are hereby extended by 30 days or until July 15th, whichever comes later. The Claims Commissioner takes this action in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7G, in which he determined that “there exists a compelling state interest that courts conduct only essential business in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19” and suspended “for the duration of this public health and civil preparedness emergency” . . . “time requirements, statutes of limitation or other limitations or deadlines relating to service of process, court proceedings or court filings” and “all time requirements or deadlines related to the Supreme, Appellate and Superior courts or their judicial officials to issue notices, hold court, hear matters and/or render decisions.”

 

This action is also taken in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders Nos. 7X and 7H in which he ordered restrictions on the workplaces of non-essential businesses until at least May 20, 2020. This extension may be modified or extended as events dictate. Parties with questions or concerns are encouraged to email or call the office for further information. 

 

NOTICE: MARCH 30, 2020


Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7M dated March 25, 2020, the Claims Commissioner issues the following orders:

(1) The statute of limitations on presenting claims set forth at Connecticut General Statutes § 4-148 is extended by 90 days effective March 25th, 2020.

(2) The requirement set forth at General Statutes § 4-159a that claims not disposed of within two years of filing or an extension granted by the General Assembly be reported to the General Assembly is extended by 90 days effective March 25th, 2020.  

Overview

The legal concept of sovereign immunity provides that the state cannot be sued for monetary damages. Unless the legislature consents, the state cannot be held liable for any damage or injury it causes, or for the cost of any goods, services or benefits received by the state.

The Connecticut Constitution states, “Claims against the state shall be resolved in such manner as may be provided by law.” 

Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the legislature established a procedure for resolution of claims against the state in Chapter 53 of the General Statutes, and General Statutes section 54-102uu, both of which were recently amended by Public Act No. 16-127. The statutes require claims against the state to be presented to a Claims Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the General Assembly.

The Office of the Claims Commissioner operates within the Department of Administrative Services for administrative purposes only, with independent decision-making authority.

 Hearings

Claim: File#: Date: Time: Location:
 Victor Greco #24589 September 24, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Kyle Madden #25134 October 9, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Jacolby Sears #25182 November 19, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Luis Figueroa #24582 December 8th, 9th,18th, 19th, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203,Hartford, CT
 Pasquale & Donna Ferrigno #25303 January 15, 2020 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Thomas Fallon #24865 February 5, 2020 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Marcelynas #25037, 25038, 25039, 25040 May 15, 2020 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT