OPINION ISSUED JANUARY 25, 2000
SHERENE N. BALLENGEE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF WV
Claimant appeared pro se.
Kristi A. Rogucki, 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, a student at West Virginia University, seeks $53.00
for personal items that were ruined when the sprinkler system in
her dormitory room in Lyon Tower malfunctioned. In its Answer,
respondent admits the validity of the claim and that the amount is
fair and reasonable. The Court is aware that respondent does not
have a fiscal method for paying claims of this nature; therefore,
the claim has been submitted to this Court for determination.
In view of the foregoing, the Court is of the opinion to and
does make an award to claimant in the amount of $53.00.
Award of $53.00.