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Final Decision FIC2013-689
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Willodene Allen,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2013-689
Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
Department of Transportation, Office
of Transit and Ridesharing; and
State of Connecticut, Department of
Transportation, Office of Transit and
Ridesharing,
     Respondents
August 27, 2014

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on May 22, 2014 and July 16, 2014, at which times the complainant and the respondents appeared, stipulated to certain facts and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.  At the conclusion of the July 16, 2014 contested case hearing, the hearing officer ordered that briefs on the legal issues raised in the case be filed by August 8, 2014. 

     Subsequent to the July 16, 2014 contested case hearing, the parties notified the hearing officer that they were continuing to work together to resolve this case.
     By letter dated and received August 1, 2014, the complainant informed the Commission that the parties had reached a settlement in this case and that his complaint should be considered withdrawn.  The Commission takes administrative notice of such letter.
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1.  Based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the case is hereby dismissed.
     2.  The Commission commends the parties on having worked so diligently on the resolution of this case as well as on their courteous communications to the hearing officer regarding the same.

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of August 27, 2014.
__________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.
THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
Wilodene  Allen
c/o Wayne R. Sharnick, Esq.
Reubens & Lazinger, LLC
295 Congress Street
P.O. Box 1555
Bridgeport, CT  06601
Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office
of Transit and Ridesharing;
c/o Claudia D. Heyman, Esq.
Bai, Pollock, Blueweiss & Mulcahey, P.C.
Two Corporate Drive
Suite 950
Shelton, CT  06484
and State of Connecticut, Department of
Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
c/o Alice M. Sexton, Esq.
2800 Berlin Turnpike
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT  06131-7546
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

FIC/2013-689/FD/cac/8/27/2014