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Perez v. University of Connecticut

The plaintiff brought this action seeking damages from the defendant foe their alleged negligence resulting in the plaintiff sustaining injuries as a result of slipping and falling on the University of Connecticut campus. The claims commissioner denied the plaintiff’s claim. However, the General Assembly authorized the plaintiff to bring the action under General Statute §4-159(b)(1)(B)(ii). In response, the state filed a motion to strike the matter on the ground that §4-160(f) stipulates that such actions are to be tried to the court without a jury. The matter was subsequently tried to the court. The court rendered judgement for the defendant. The plaintiff appealed.