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Legal Representation & Liablility

Legal Representation & Liability

  • The Storrs Office of the Attorney General provides specialized higher education legal services and representation to the University of Connecticut in the areas of administration
    and policy, with a goal toward preserving the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • This office advises the University’s Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty and staff at its Storrs, Avery Point, West Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury campuses, the Law School and the School of Social Work.
  • The Storrs office is a satellite location of the Office of the Attorney General. Another satellite office, located at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, serves the UConn Health Center.
  • University officials and employees are generally indemnified from all financial loss and expense arising out of claims, suits and judgments caused by their negligence or other act
    or omission resulting in damage or injury.
  • However, this indemnity only applies if the officer/employee is “found to have been acting in the discharge of his duties or within the scope of his employment and such act or omission is found not to have been wanton, reckless or malicious.” 5-141 d (a).
  • “The state, through the Attorney General, shall provide for the defense of any such officer, employee… arising out of any alleged act, omission or deprivation which occurred
    or which is alleged to have occurred while the officer, employee… was acting in the discharge of his duties or within the scope of his employment, except that the state shall not be required to provide for such a defense whenever the Attorney General, based on his investigation of the facts and circumstances of the case, determines that it would be inappropriate to do so….” 5-141d(b).
  • LINK: Office of the Attorney General
  • Indemnity

    1. University officials and employees are generally indemnified from all financial loss and expense arising out of claims, suits and judgments caused by their negligence or other act
      or omission resulting in damage or injury. However, this indemnity only applies if the officer/employee is “found to have been acting in the discharge of his duties or within
      the scope of his employment and such act or omission is found not to have been wanton, reckless or malicious.” Connecticut General Statutes, 5-141 d (a).
    2. “The state, through the Attorney General, shall provide for the defense of any such officer, employee… arising out of any alleged act, omission or deprivation which occurred or which is alleged to have occurred while the officer, employee… was acting in the discharge of his duties or within the scope of his employment, except that the state shall not be required to provide for such a defense whenever the Attorney General, based on his investigation of the facts and circumstances of the case, determines that it would be inappropriate to do so….” Connecticut General Statutes 5-141d(b).
  • LINK: Office of the Attorney General