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Final Decision FIC2012-684
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
James Torlai,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2012-684
Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
Department of Emergency Services and
Public Protection; and State of
Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection,
     Respondents
October 23, 2013

     For purposes of the hearing, the above-captioned matter was consolidated for hearing with Docket #FIC 2012-670, James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (the “consolidated case”).  Both matters were scheduled to be heard as contested cases on July 3, 2013, at which time the complainant appeared, but the respondents failed to appear.  The Hearing Officer continued the hearing on the matters to August 30, 2013.  Prior to the August 30, 2013 contested case hearing, the complainant withdrew the complaint in the consolidated matter.
     The Hearing Officer continued the August 30, 2013 contested case hearing in the above-captioned matter to September 26, 2013.  By email dated September 25, 2013, the complainant informed the Commission that the respondents provided additional records related to his October 11, 2012 request for records that resolved the underlying issues to the complainant's satisfaction prior to the continued hearing in the above-captioned case.  The complainant therefore wished to withdraw the complaint in the above-captioned matter.
     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 complaint is dismissed.
     2.  The Commission commends the parties on having reached a settlement of this matter without adjudication.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of October 23, 2013.

__________________________
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 Torlai
127 Barton Street
Torrington, CT  06790
Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of
Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State
of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services
and Public Protection
c/o Terrence M. 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/2012-684/FD/cac/10/23/2013