2005-Ohio-5415

Joan W. Ahlers, Plaintiff, v. Ohio Department of Transportation, Defendant.

No. 2005-08158-AD.Court of Claims of Ohio.
September 21, 2005.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This case is unpublished as indicated by the issuing court.]

Joan W. Ahlers, 1850 N. Lakewood Avenue, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452, Plaintiff, Pro se.

Thomas P. Pannett, P.E., Assistant Legal Counsel, Department of Transportation, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223, for Defendant.

ENTRY OF DISMISSAL {¶ 1} On August 12, 2005, defendant filed a motion to dismiss, stating this claim was paid by Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. On July 27, 2005, invoice no. 072605 in the amount of $168.13, was sent to plaintiff as a full and final release of the claim against defendant. Plaintiff has not responded to defendant’s motion to dismiss. R.C. 2743.02(D) in pertinent part states: “Recoveries against the state shall be reduced by the aggregate of insurance proceeds, disability award, or other collateral recovery received by the claimant.” Upon review, the court finds that the money received by plaintiff is a recovery from a collateral source. Accordingly, defendant’s motion is GRANTED and plaintiff’s case is DISMISSED. The court shall absorb the court costs for this claim in excess of the filing fee. The clerk shall serve upon all parties notice of this entry of dismissal and its date of entry upon the journal.