Certification to appeal was improvidently granted on the issue of whether the Appellate Court properly concluded that the exclusionary provision in Connecticut General Statutes §31-284(a), barring actions by employees against their employers in workers' compensation claims, immunizes independent third parties. Daniel D'Amico brought this action against ACE Financial Solutions, Inc. The trial court granted summary judgment to the defendant and the Appellate Court affirmed the judgment. The plaintiff's petition for certification to appeal from the Appellate Court's judgment was granted on the issue of whether the Appellate Court properly concluded that the exclusionary provision in C.G.S. §31-284(a), barring actions by employees against their employers in workers' compensation claims, immunizes independent third parties. The plaintiff contended that the Appellate Court improperly concluded that the exclusionary provision of C.G.S. §31-284(a), as construed by the 2005 Connecticut Supreme Court decision in DeOliveira v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, barred the plaintiff's contract and tort claims arising from the handling of the plaintiff's workers' compensation claim by the defendant, an independent third party that had assumed responsibility for a number of state employees' workers' compensation claims pursuant to a loss portfolio arrangement. After examining the entire record on appeal and considering the briefs and oral arguments of the parties, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on the ground that certification was improvidently granted.

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