A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed in May 2012 by Shelton Fire Marshal Jim Tortora alleging defamation.
Tortora accused past and present fire commissioners of trying to get him fired by claiming that he "failed to do his job," according to the Connecticut Post newspaper.
According to the state Judicial Branch Website, Milford Superior Court Judge Paul Matasavage dismissed the suit Aug. 23.
Earlier this year, the state found 576 fire code violations at Shelton High School after a complaint about lack of inspections in Shelton was filed with the State Fire Marshal's Office. As many as half were fixed this summer.
That led to an investigation into Tortora, which could lead to a penalty up to and including the removal of his fire marshal certification pending a hearing.
That hearing hasn't happened yet because the state fire marshal left office and there is now an interim in the position.
Some resolution could happen this fall, the state Fire Marshal office told the Post.