Wrapped up in the tussle was a legal fight between the city and the hotel's owner, the Waterford Group, over whether a city ''living wage'' ordinance applied. Waterford said it didn't.
Mayor Eddie A. Perez insisted it did, and he threatened to revoke a 15-year tax deal worth an estimated $30 million. In May 2006, Perez filed suit. The city and Waterford have agreed to a settlement.
View the settlement agreement between Hartford and the Waterford Group.