OPINION ISSUED JULY 19, 2000
HIGHLAND CELLULAR, INC.
DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS
Claimant appeared pro se.
Joy M. Cavallo, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.
This claim was submitted for decision based upon the
allegations in the Notice of Claim and respondent's Answer.
Claimant seeks payment in the amount of $358.03 for providing
cellular telephone service to the Mount Olive Correctional Complex,
Fayette County. Respondent, in its Answer, admits the validity of
the claim, but states that there were insufficient funds in its
appropriation for the fiscal year in question from which to pay the
While the Court believes that this is a claim which in equity
and good conscience should be paid, the Court further believes that
an award cannot be recommended based upon the decision in Airkem
Sales and Service, et al. vs. Dept. of Mental Health, 8 Ct. Cl. 180