Retirement Services Division May 26, 2015 Minutes of the Retirement Commission Legal & Personnel Subcommittee

Office of the State Comptroller
55 Elm Street
3rd Floor, Conference Room E
Hartford, CT 06106
May 26, 2015

Minutes of Meeting

May 28, 2015

Peter R. Blum, Chairman - via phone
Charles Casella
Michael Carey - via phone
Robert Coffey - via phone

Michael Rose - General Counsel to the Commission

At 8:30 a.m. the meeting was called to order with Messrs. Blum, Coffey and Carey attending telephonically.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to enter into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation (Brown v. SERC and Sampieri v. SERC) and legal strategy related thereto with Attorney Michael Rose in attendance. Motion passed unanimously.

At 9:52 a.m. the Subcommittee returned to regular session. No motions were made or action taken while in Executive Session.

At 9:53 a.m. Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend that the Retirement Commission defer to the Court ruling in Sampieri v. SERC (administrative appeal) and proceed with considering a declaratory ruling as directed by the Court. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to retain the law firm of Rose Kallor, L.L.P. to represent the State Employee's Retirement Commission in the lawsuit filed by Virginia Brown, subject to any necessary approval by the Attorney General. Motion passed unanimously.

At 9:54 a.m. Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously

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