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Administrative Appeal Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC44194 - Danner v. Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (Administrative appeal; "This appeal arises out of an action by the plaintiff, Stephanie Danner, in which a human rights referee (referee) from the Office of Public Hearings (office) of the defendant Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (commission) rendered summary judgment in favor of the defendant Atos IT Solutions and Services, Inc. (Atos). Thereafter, the plaintiff and the commission appealed to the Superior Court, which consolidated the appeals. The court, following oral argument, sustained the appeal and remanded the matter to the office for trial. Atos appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court sustaining the appeal and remanding the matter to the office for trial. On appeal, Atos claims that the Superior Court erred in considering the plaintiff's affidavit of illegal discriminatory practice as evidence in opposition to Atos' motion for summary judgment and in relying on the averments contained in the affidavit to determine that genuine issues of material fact existed. Atos also claims that the Superior Court erred in failing to afford deference to the referee's decision. We affirm the judgment of the Superior Court.")