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The notice complied with the requirements of the Military-Industry Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing claims for loss or damage to household goods because it alerted the carrier that damage occurred with respect to a specific shipment and that reparation was expected. We have reviewed your June 25 letter. The settlement contains no error of fact or law and is supported by the record.

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B-254198 January 26, 1994

A service member timely notified a carrier on a DD Form 184OR notice that the carrier destroyed his cedar chest in transit, but on the notice, the member associated the chest with an incorrect inventory item number. The notice complied with the requirements of the Military-Industry Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing claims for loss or damage to household goods because it alerted the carrier that damage occurred with respect to a specific shipment and that reparation was expected.

Robert D. Walker, Sr. Claims Adjuster American Van Services, Inc. P.O. Box 2317 Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549

Dear Mr. Walker:

This letter responds to your letter of June 25, 1993, requesting that we review our Claims Group's settlement in the matter of Michael A. Cross, Z-2862118-18.

We have reviewed your June 25 letter, the settlement certificate, and the claims record. The settlement contains no error of fact or law and is supported by the record; accordingly, we affirm the settlement.

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