[Request for Reconsideration of Claim for Army Off-Set for Freight Loss]
B-260695: Sep 29, 1995
- Full Report:
A carrier requested reconsideration of its denied claim for reimbursement of an Army off-set for lost freight. GAO had held that the Army member provided sufficient evidence that he tendered the lost item to establish the carrier's liability. In its request for reconsideration, the carrier contended that the: (1) member's inventory of household goods was not sufficient proof that he tendered the item; and (2) member was responsible for listing the item on the shipping inventory. GAO held that the: (1) member's statements regarding his intention to ship the item and the circumstances surrounding the actual shipment constituted sufficient evidence that he tendered the item; (2) member completed the household inventory close to the time of shipment; (3) member was not bound by the carrier's decision not to list the item separately on its shipping inventory; and (4) carrier was not entitled to reimbursement of the off-set. Accordingly, the original settlement was affirmed.