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Litigation FAQs

Generally, state employees are immune from personal liability as a result of acts or omissions taken in the discharge of their duties or within the scope of their employment. (See CT General Statutes, Section 4-165.) In addition, pursuant to Connecticut General Statute sections 4-165 and 5-141d, employees sued as a result of actions taken in the discharge of their duties or within the scope of their employment will be provided a defense by the state through the Office of the Attorney General as long as such actions were not wanton, malicious or reckless.

If you are named as a defendant in a summons/lawsuit, you must immediately fax or deliver the paperwork to the Office of the General Counsel.

Generally speaking, if an employee is acting within the scope of her/his employment s/he will be defended and indemnified by the State of Connecticut for injury or damages caused to others unless the employee’s actions were wanton, reckless or malicious. Determinations in this regard are made by the Office of the Attorney General, in consultation with the University of Connecticut.

Do not respond to any correspondence from the complainant or their attorney without first contacting this office and your direct supervisor. Follow this link for additional information regarding Subpoenas and Service of Process

Provide any pertinent documents you may have to:

generalcounsel@uconn.edu

Office of the General Counsel
John J. Budds Building
343 Mansfield Road
(860) 486-5796

Please also feel free to contact the Office of the General Counsel at any time if you have any questions.

Do not respond. Please refer them to the Office of the General Counsel.

In addition, because some matters are time sensitive, we encourage you to contact the OGC as well as soon as possible after the contact was made.

generalcounsel@uconn.edu
Office of the General Counsel
John J. Budds Building
343 Mansfield Road
(860) 486-5796

Please also feel free to contact the Office of the General Counsel at any time if you have any questions.