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Reasonableness of an Estimate to Repair Damaged Furniture

B-182696 May 20, 1977
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The claimant requested review of the disallowance of its claim for $336.46, which was collected by the Government by setoff as a subrogee from monies otherwise due the carrier to compensate it for the value of loss and damage to household goods owned by a member of the military. The measure of damages when the loss on an item is not total is ordinarily the reasonable cost of repairs to put the damaged article in as good condition as it was in before the damage. An owner of household goods may elect to have repairs performed by a firm of his own choosing.


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