As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 2020.   The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of June 9, 2014 through June 13, 2014 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date___________ Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-611 Marlando Daley v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-701 Ohan Karagozian v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
 June 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-516 Michael Gaetano v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 June 11, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 June 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-683 David Osuch v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 11:00 AM Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-739 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
 June 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-590 Richard Stevenson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-677 Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-611 Marlando Daley v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 9, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-611;
Marlando Daley v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Marlando Daley appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  June 11, 2014
 June 9, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-701 Ohan Karagozian v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 9, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-701;
Ohan Karagozian v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
Ohan Karagozian appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Krista O'Brien appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:08 PM.
Dated:  June 11, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-516 Michael Gaetano v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 10, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-516;
Michael Gaetano v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Michael Gaetano was unable to appear due to a prison lockdown.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:58 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:59 AM.
Dated:  June 16, 2014

Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-683 David Osuch v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-683;
David Osuch v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 June 12, 2014  11:00 AM Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 12, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-587;
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Docket #FIC 2013-659;
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Jeff Cohen appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Kate Simon appeared on behalf of the respondents.  Attorney Michael Harrington appeared on behalf of the intervener, Maximus, Inc.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:50 PM.
Dated:  June 17, 2014
 June 12, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-739 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-739;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-590 Richard Stevenson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 13, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-590;
Richard Stevenson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Richard Stevenson appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:02 AM.
Dated:  June 16, 2014
 June 13, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-677 Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-677;
Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools