Attorney General: Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on State Supreme Court Decision in Computers Plus Case

 
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August 26, 2013
 
 
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on
State Supreme Court Decision in Computers Plus Case
 
 
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on the Connecticut Supreme Court decision in Chief Information Officer et al. v. Computers Plus Center, Inc. et al.:
 
“I am pleased that the Supreme Court has agreed with our position that the verdict against the state in this case should not stand. The court is correct in its conclusion that the state does not waive its sovereign immunity simply by initiating litigation against a private party; rather, a person who believes the state has caused damages must follow the Claims Commission process established by the legislature, which was not done in this case. This is a significant victory for the state’s taxpayers, who will not be left on the hook for costs based on a verdict that we maintained was outside the law.“
 
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