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:
 Jose Colon #24198 April 23, 2018 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Alfred Swinton #25253 April 26, 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
 Stella Peruzzotti #24861 May 8, 2019 11:30am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Marquis Jackson #25262 May 9, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 John Fundock #23879 May 14, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Tetrienne Crawford #23966 May 16, 2019 11:30am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Anne Marie Poblocki #24888 May 22, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Seaside in Waterford #24240 June 13, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Murdock MacGregor #23354 June 14, 2019 1:00pm 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Victor Greco #24589 July 2, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT
 Basem Karzoun, Admin. for the Estate of Jafar Karzoun #22573 September 16, 2019 11:00am 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 203, Hartford, CT