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Final Decision FIC2011-218
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
James Kottage and
New Haven Firefighters Local 825,
     Complainants
     against
Docket #FIC 2011-218
Director, Department of Labor Relations,
City of New Haven; and
City of New Haven,
     Respondents
February 8, 2012

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on October 11, 2011, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared, stipulated to certain facts and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.  This case was consolidated for hearing with Docket #FIC 2011-219, James Kottage et al. v. Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven et al.  Following the hearing, the parties agreed to a settlement of the complaint, pursuant to which the complainant withdrew his complaint.

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 8, 2012.
__________________________
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:
James Kottage and New Haven Firefighters Local 825
c/o Patricia A. Cofrancesco, Esq.
89 Kimberly Avenue
East Haven, CT  06512
Director, Department of Labor Relations,
City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
c/o Kathleen Foster, Esq.
Office of the Corporation Counsel
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT  06510
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2011-218/FD/cac/2/8/2012