B-200343.OM, OCT 28, 1980

B-200343.OM: Oct 28, 1980

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BALDWIN IS ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $410.43. BALDWIN AND AN INTERNAL MEMORANDUM SETTING FORTH THE BASIS FOR PAYMENT ARE ATTACHED FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND FILE. ATTACHMENTS THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT ON AUGUST 18. THE RECORD BEFORE OUR OFFICE SHOWS THAT MISS CHAVEZ WAS DRIVING HER AUTOMOBILE NORTH ON THIRD STREET IN THE DENVER FEDERAL CENTER. WHEREUPON HER VEHICLE WAS STRUCK ON THE RIGHT REAR BY YOUR VEHICLE. WHICH WAS PROCEEDING WEST. OUR EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE ON RECORD IN THIS CASE INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $410.43. A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $410.43 WILL BE ISSUED AND MAILED TO YOU SHORTLY. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT SECTION 2672 OF TITLE 28.

B-200343.OM, OCT 28, 1980

SUBJECT: CLAIM OF DARRELL A. BALDWIN FOR DAMAGE TO AUTOMOBILE - B-200343 O.M.

CHIEF, ADMINISTRATIVE FINANCE SECTION, OBFM - JUDITH CZARSTY:

A CLAIM HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM MR. DARRELL A. BALDWIN, 305 BARON COURT, ERIE, COLORADO, 80516, FOR DAMAGE TO HIS AUTOMOBILE RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT ON AUGUST 18, 1980, INVOLVING MISS LILLIAN M. CHAVEZ, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

FROM AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED, WE BELIEVE THAT MR. BALDWIN IS ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $410.43. A VOUCHER SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR PAYMENT OF THIS AMOUNT IN THE NAME OF MR. DARRELL A. BALDWIN AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

COPIES OF OUR LETTER OF TODAY TO MR. BALDWIN AND AN INTERNAL MEMORANDUM SETTING FORTH THE BASIS FOR PAYMENT ARE ATTACHED FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND FILE.

ATTACHMENTS

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT ON AUGUST 18, 1980, IN LAKEWOOD, COLORADO, INVOLVING MISS LILLIAN M. CHAVEZ, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

THE RECORD BEFORE OUR OFFICE SHOWS THAT MISS CHAVEZ WAS DRIVING HER AUTOMOBILE NORTH ON THIRD STREET IN THE DENVER FEDERAL CENTER. AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH CENTER STREET AND THIRD STREET, SHE STOPPED FOR A STOP SIGN AND THEN PROCEEDED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION, WHEREUPON HER VEHICLE WAS STRUCK ON THE RIGHT REAR BY YOUR VEHICLE, WHICH WAS PROCEEDING WEST. YOUR VEHICLE HAD THE RIGHT OF WAY.

OUR EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE ON RECORD IN THIS CASE INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $410.43, THE LESSER OF THE TWO ESTIMATES YOU SUBMITTED. A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $410.43 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:

"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."

THEREFORE, ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $410.43 WILL CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE RELEASE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND TO MISS LILLIAN M. CHAVEZ FROM ANY FURTHER LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THIS ACCIDENT.