Argued October 11, 1979
Decision released October 30, 1979
Application by the plaintiff to vacate an arbitration award, brought to the Superior Court in the judicial district of New Haven, where the court granted the motion of the state board of mediation and arbitration to intervene as a defendant; the issues were tried to the court, Reynolds, J.; judgment vacating the award, from which judgment the original defendants and the intervening defendant appealed to this court. Thereafter the original defendants withdrew their appeal. Appeal of the intervening defendant dismissed.
Burton M. Weinstein, with whom, on the brief, was Richard J. Shapiro, for the appellants (defendants).
Michael J. Lombardo, assistant attorney general, with whom, on the brief, was Carl R. Ajello, attorney general, for the appellant (intervening defendant state board of mediation and arbitration).
Pasquale Young, with whom, on the brief, was Patrick B. Dorsey, for the appellee (plaintiff).
William S. Zeman and Joel M. Ellis, as amici curiae.
The original defendants having withdrawn their appeal to this court and the judgment of the trial court, therefore, having become conclusive as to the original parties, any actual controversy which may have existed vis-a-vis them and the intervening defendant, the state board of mediation and arbitration, necessarily became moot.
In Harkins v. Driscoll, 165 Conn. 407, 409, 334 A.2d 901, we stated, quoting Reynolds v. Vroom, 130 Conn. 512, 515, 36 A.2d 22, that "[i]t is a well-settled general rule that the existence of an actual controversy is an essential requisite to appellate jurisdiction; it is not the province of appellate courts to decide moot questions, disconnected from the granting of actual relief or from the determination of which no practical relief can follow."