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FREDO CASTRO MESA AND ASSOCIATES: THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR $475 FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 14. MANEEN WAS TURNING INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF SAN JORGE STREET FROM A DRIVEWAY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STREET. YOU WERE TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND AND BOTH CARS COLLIDED IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE. MANEEN WAS OPERATING AND THE LEFT FRONT PORTION OF YOUR AUTOMOBILE. YOU ARE CLAIMING THE AMOUNT OF REPAIRS FOR THE DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR. OUR EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE ON RECORD IN THIS CASE INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $455.67. A CHECK IN THAT AMOUNT WILL BE ISSUED AND MAILED TO YOU SHORTLY. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT SECTION 2672 OF TITLE 28. THEREFORE ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $455.67 WILL CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE RELEASE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND TO MR.

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B-192450, NOVEMBER 15, 1978

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FELIX DECLET MARRERO, FREDO CASTRO MESA AND ASSOCIATES:

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR $475 FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1978, IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, INVOLVING MR. RICHARD S. MANEEN, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

THE RECORD BEFORE OUR OFFICE SHOWS THAT MR. MANEEN WAS TURNING INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF SAN JORGE STREET FROM A DRIVEWAY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STREET. YOU WERE TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND AND BOTH CARS COLLIDED IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE. THE IMPACT DAMAGED THE SIDE OF THE RIGHT FENDER OF THE GOVERNMENT VEHICLE MR. MANEEN WAS OPERATING AND THE LEFT FRONT PORTION OF YOUR AUTOMOBILE. YOU ARE CLAIMING THE AMOUNT OF REPAIRS FOR THE DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR.

OUR EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE ON RECORD IN THIS CASE INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE AMOUNT OF $455.67, THE LESSER OF THE TWO ESTIMATES SUBMITTED. 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:

"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 $455.67 WILL CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE RELEASE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND TO MR. RICHARD S. MANEEN FROM ANY FURTHER LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THIS ACCIDENT.

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