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Defeated Conflict of Interest Claim Brought Against Inland Wetlands Commissioner

Town of Colchester, Connecticut

Defeated a claim that a member of the Town of Colchester, Connecticut’s inland wetlands agency acted with a conflict of interest when voting to approve a shopping center in close proximity to property owned by the commissioner. After holding an evidentiary hearing, the New London Superior Court found that the plaintiffs could show no personal or financial benefit to the commission member and that the plaintiffs had waived the claim by not raising it before the commission. Also successfully defended the substance of the wetlands commission's decision on the merits of the appeal. Fedus v. Colchester Conservation Commission, 2003 WL 21235404 (May 15, 2003); 2004 WL 423150 (Jan. 28, 2004).


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