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Declaratory Judgment Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC43851 - State v. Avoletta (Free public education in a safe setting; subject matter jurisdiction; “The defendants appeal from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in favor of the state and from the judgment of dismissal of their counterclaim. As to the summary judgment, the defendants claim that the court improperly concluded that the special act authorizing their first claim to proceed before the Claims Commissioner (commissioner) constituted an unconstitutional public emolument in violation of article first, § 1, of the Connecticut constitution, and the General Assembly did not automatically waive the state’s sovereign immunity as to the defendants’ second claim by remanding their claim to the commissioner. As to the dismissal of the counterclaim, the defendants claim that the court erred in determining that their counterclaim was barred by sovereign immunity. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.”)