FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
|In the Matter of a Complaint by||FINAL DECISION|
|Lawrence W. Lowe,|
|against||Docket #FIC 1998-040|
|Staff Judge Advocate,
State of Connecticut,
Military Department, Connecticut Army National Guard;
State of Connecticut, Military Department,
Connecticut Army National Guard; and Penny Potter,
|Respondents||October 28, 1998|
The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on May 14 and August 18, 1998, at which times the complainant and the respondents appeared, and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint. The caption above has been amended and restated in order to reflect the addition of Penny Potter as a respondent. A report of the hearing officer was transmitted to the parties on October 5, 1998.
On October 23, 1998, the complainant filed a request with the Commission that his complaint be withdrawn, as part of a comprehensive settlement with the respondent department. On October 26, 1998, a settlement conference was held, with all parties represented, concerning the procedures for consideration of a revised hearing officers report.
The Commission warmly commends both the complainant and the respondents for working successfully to negotiate a settlement of their earlier deep-seated differences. The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
1. The complaint is hereby dismissed without prejudice. Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of October 28, 1998.
_________________________ Melanie R. Balfour 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:
Lawrence W. Lowe 46 Walnut Avenue East Hampton, CT 06424
Staff Judge Advocate, State of Connecticut, Military Department, Connecticut Army National Guard; State of Connecticut, Military Department, Connecticut Army National Guard; c/o Lieutenant Colonel Michael Tuohy Staff Judge Advocate Military Department 360 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06105 and c/o Atty. Stephen R. Sarnoski Assistant Attorney General 110 Sherman Street Hartford, CT 06105 and c/o Atty. Henri Alexandre Assistant Attorney General 110 Sherman Street Hartford, CT 06105 and Penny Potter c/o Atty. Patrick G. Lyle Lyle, Hume & Associates, LLC 125 Hungerford Street, Suite 1A Hartford, CT 06106
__________________________ Melanie R. Balfour Acting Clerk of the Commission