State of Connecticut Office of the Claims Commissioner

Overview & Hearings

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:
Estate of
Edward Torres  
 #22329   April 5, 9 and 10 2018   11:00 am 450 Columbus Boulevard,
Suite 203, Hartford, CT
Darlene Walker  #24425  April 12, 2018  11:00 am 450 Columbus Boulevard,
Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Kevin Jackson #24327 May 18, 2018 11:30am 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 Eileen Marrero #24883 May 30, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Noel Villanueva #23970 June 4, 2018 2:30pm 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 Michael Camacho #24403 June 5, 2018 12:00pm 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Mark Stuart #24394 June 7, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Randy Tai Nin Chan #24314 June 12, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Jamie Genovese, Admin. for the Estate of Marie Genovese #23320 June 14, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Scott Talmage Lewis #24509 June 20, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Kevin Jackson #24688 June 22, 2018 11:00am 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 George Leniart #24849 June 22, 2018 1:30pm 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 Christine Ely #24857 June 27, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Anthony Callegari #24597 June 29, 2018 10:30am 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 Kevin Jackson #24340 June 29, 2018 12:30pm 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 Raudell Mercado #24333 June 29, 2018 2:30pm 42 Jarvis Street, Cheshire, CT
 Sara Bosco #24536 July 12, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Luis Figueroa #24562 July 17, 18 and 19, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Michael Kiefer, Admin. for the Estate of Claudia L. Kiefer  #24629 November 20, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Victor Greco #24589 December 11, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Lynne Denning #24374 January 23, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Melissa Steinhilper, Admin. for the Estate of Amanda Monington #23660 April 30, 2019 10:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Basem Karzoun, Admin. for the Estate of Jafar Karzoun #22573 July 15, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT