Bench decision on inmate bailment claim.
|Claimant short name:||ACOSTA|
|Footnote (claimant name) :|
|Defendant(s):||THE STATE OF NEW YORK|
|Footnote (defendant name) :|
|Claimant's attorney:||JOSE ACOSTA
|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|
|See also (multicaptioned case)|
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
Judge of the Court of Claims