New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims
ACOSTA v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, # 2019-054-065, Claim No. 129209

Synopsis

Bench decision on inmate bailment claim.

Case information

UID: 2019-054-065
Claimant(s): JOSE ACOSTA
Claimant short name: ACOSTA
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Defendant(s): THE STATE OF NEW YORK
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Third-party claimant(s):
Third-party defendant(s):
Claim number(s): 129209
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Judge: WALTER RIVERA
Claimant's attorney: JOSE ACOSTA
Pro Se
Defendant's attorney: HON. LETITIA JAMES
Attorney General for the State of New York
By: Shadi Masri, Assistant Attorney General
Third-party defendant's attorney:
Signature date: August 16, 2019
City: White Plains
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See also (multicaptioned case)

Decision

Claimant seeks damages for the loss of his property on December 17, 2015, during his incarceration at Greene Correctional Facility. A trial was held in this matter on August 15, 2019 via video conferencing technology.

At the conclusion of the trial, the Court rendered a decision from the bench, for the reasons stated on the record, awarding claimant $431.30 in damages for the lost items with appropriate interest thereon from December 17, 2015. The Court further directed that, to the extent that claimant has paid a filing fee, it may be recovered pursuant to Court of Claims Act 11-a (2).

Now, therefore, it is

ORDERED that judgment be entered accordingly.

August 16, 2019

White Plains, New York

WALTER RIVERA

Judge of the Court of Claims