OPINION ISSUED JANUARY 25, 2000
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF WV
Claimant appeared pro se.
Kristi A. Rogucki, Assistat 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 $339.18
for the value of his stereo system, model number AIW NSXA777, which
was ruined when water entered through his dormitory room window at
Bennett Tower and onto his stereo system. About two weeks prior to
the incident, claimant informed the Bennett Tower maintenance staff
of the problem with the window and the maintenance staff had taken
corrective measures. However, the sealant around the window had
apparently dried out and the window was in need of replacement. 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
In view of the foregoing, the Court is of the opinion to and
does make an award to claimant in the amount of $339.18.
Award of $339.18.