B-164564, JUL. 2, 1968

B-164564: Jul 2, 1968

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE OF RECORD IN THIS CASE INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $50.11 CLAIMED BY YOU (THE LOWER OF THE TWO ESTIMATES OBTAINED). A CHECK IN THAT AMOUNT WILL BE ISSUED AND MAILED TO YOU SHORTLY. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT SECTION 2672 OF TITLE 28. YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $50.11 WILL CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE RELEASE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND TO MR.

B-164564, JUL. 2, 1968

TO MR. RALPH L. PETERSON:

YOUR CLAIM FOR $50.11, ARISING OUT OF A COLLISION ON FEBRUARY 28, 1968, INVOLVING THE AUTOMOBILE OF MR. EARL D. MCCARTNEY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, HAS BEEN REFERRED TO OUR OFFICE BY THE STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY.

AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE OF RECORD IN THIS CASE INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $50.11 CLAIMED BY YOU (THE LOWER OF THE TWO ESTIMATES OBTAINED). A CHECK IN THAT AMOUNT WILL BE ISSUED AND MAILED TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT SECTION 2672 OF TITLE 28, U.S.C. WHICH AUTHORIZES THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS OF THE TYPE HERE INVOLVED, PROVIDES THAT:

"THE ACCEPTANCE BY THE CLAIMANT OF ANY SUCH AWARD, COMPROMISE, OR SETTLEMENT SHALL BE FINAL AND CONCLUSIVE ON THE CLAIMANT, AND SHALL CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE RELEASE OF ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AND AGAINST THE EMPLOYEE OF THE GOVERNMENT WHOSE ACT OR OMISSION GAVE RISE TO THE CLAIM, BY REASON OF THE SAME SUBJECT MATTER.'

IN VIEW THEREOF, YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $50.11 WILL CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE RELEASE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND TO MR. MCCARTNEY FROM ANY FURTHER LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE ACCIDENT HERE INVOLVED.