State Supreme Court Judge Bernadette Clark has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Democratic Minority Leader Frank Tallarino against the Oneida County Board of Legislators and Republican Board Chairman Gerald Fiorini.

Tallarino had sued the board, claiming Fiorini unlawfully appointed committee members.

Clark ruled that the board followed their own rules in making decisions about the political makeup of their respective committees.

Fiorini says he's pleased with the decision handed down by Judge Clark to dismiss Tallarino's unwarranted allegations.

He's says it's unfortunate that Tallarino chose to pursue such an irresponsible and costly action against the board.