2007-Ohio-3104

JACK ZAPF, Plaintiff v. HIGHWAY PATROL, Defendant.

No. 2006-07511-AD.Court of Claims of Ohio.
Filed May 24, 2007.

Jack Zapf, Cincinnati, Ohio.

James P. Dinsmore, Assistant Attorney General, Columbus, Ohio.

MEMORANDUM DECISION {¶ 1} THE COURT FINDS THAT:

{¶ 2} 1) On November 30, 2006, plaintiff, Jack Zapf, filed a complaint against defendant, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), alleging his automobile was damaged by an OSHP employee during a salvage inspection. Plaintiff seeks damages in the amount of $162.95 for property damage. Plaintiff also requested reimbursement of the $25.00 filing fee. The filing fee was paid;

{¶ 3} 2) On March 28, 2007, defendant filed an investigation report admitting liability for all loss claimed.

{¶ 4} THE COURT CONCLUDES THAT:

{¶ 5} 1) Negligence on the part of defendant has been established Johnson v. State Highway Patrol (2002), 2001-12347-AD;

{¶ 6} 2) Plaintiff has suffered damages in the amount of $162.95. Plaintiff shall also recover the cost of the filing fee.

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ENTRY OF ADMINISTRATIVE DETERMINATION
Having considered all the evidence in the claim file and, for the reasons set forth in the memorandum decision filed concurrently herewith, judgment is rendered in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $187.95, which includes the filing fee. Court costs are assessed against defendant. The clerk shall serve upon all parties notice of this judgment and its date of entry upon the journal.

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