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Final Decision FIC2014-118
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers'
Association,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2014-118
Robert Powers, Director, Controlled
Substances Toxicology Laboratory, State
of Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection, Division of
Scientific Services; and State of
Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection, Division of
Scientific Services,
     Respondents
February 11, 2015

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on October 27, 2014, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared and stipulated to certain facts. The case was consolidated for hearing with Docket #FIC 2014-117, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association v. Robert Powers, Director, Controlled Substances Toxicology Laboratory et al.
     The parties requested an extension of time until January 26, 2015 in order to resolve the complaint.  On January 23, 2015, the complainant notified the Commission that he withdrew the complaint, having received satisfactory disclosure with regard to all requested documents, with the exception of a category of documents under security review.  As to those documents, the complainant represented that he would continue to work with the respondents, and file a separate complaint if necessary.
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1.  The complaint is dismissed.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of February 11, 2015.
__________________________
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:
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association
c/o Kevin Smith, Esq.
129 Church Street
Suite 400
New Haven, CT  06510
Robert Powers, Director, Controlled Substances Toxicology
Laboratory, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services;
and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services
and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
c/o Stephen R. Sarnoski, 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/2014-118/FD/cac/2/11/2015