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Final Decision FIC2014-056
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Edward Peruta and American News and
Information Services, Inc.,
     Complainants
     against
Docket #FIC 2014-056
Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of
Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection; and State of
Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection,
     Respondents
December 17, 2014

     The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on November 5, 2014.  Immediately prior to the hearing being opened in this matter, the complainant and respondents met for a settlement conference.  At the time that the hearing was opened, the respondents were present.  The complainant was not present.  For purposes of hearing, the above-captioned matter had been consolidated with Docket # FIC 2014-055; Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services, Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
     The hearing officer opened the hearing at which time the respondents informed the Commission that they believed that, based on settlement discussions prior to the hearing, the parties had reached a settlement agreement.  Subsequently, by email dated November 5, 2014, the complainant filed a withdrawal of the complaint with the Commission.  The Commission takes administrative notice of such withdrawal.
     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. 
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of December 17, 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:
Edward Peruta and American News
and Information Services Inc.
c/o Rachel Baird, Esq.
8 Church Street
Torrington, CT  06790
Terrence O’Neill, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General
State of Connecticut,
Office of the Attorney General
110 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT  06105
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

FIC/2014-056FD/cac/12/17/2014