Appeal of Settlement for Loss of a Service Member's Household Goods

B-241850.2: Oct 21, 1991

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A carrier appealed the settlement denying its claim for refund of a Navy offset for loss of a Navy employee's household goods, contending that the Navy did not list the items on the shipment's inventory. GAO held that the carrier was not liable for the missing items, since there was no evidence that the items were ever tendered to the carrier. Accordingly, the settlement was affirmed.

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