Richland Corr.

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Court of Claims of OhioSep 24, 2005
2005 Ohio 4644 (Ohio Misc. 2005)

No. 2005-07216-AD.

September 24, 2005.

Richard Watson, #472-356, P.O. Box 8107, Mansfield, Ohio 44901, Plaintiff, Pro se.

Vincent E. Lagana, Staff Counsel, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, 1050 Freeway Drive North, Columbus, Ohio 43229, for Defendant.


{¶ 1} On June 2, 2005, plaintiff, Richard Watson, filed a complaint against defendant, Richland Correctional Institution. Plaintiff alleges due to defendant's negligence his boots were lost. Plaintiff seeks damages in the amount of $65.00. Plaintiff submitted an affidavit of indigency which is valid for filing fee purposes only.

{¶ 2} On July 22, 2005, plaintiff submitted a letter indicating he settled this claim with defendant for $25.00. On August 5, 2005, defendant filed a motion to dismiss based on the same settlement that is referred to in plaintiff's letter of July 22, 2005. Plaintiff's letter is considered a motion for voluntary dismissal and is GRANTED. Defendant's motion to dismiss is MOOT. Plaintiff's case is DISMISSED. The court shall absorb the court costs of this case. The clerk shall serve upon all parties notice of this entry of dismissal and its date of entry upon the journal.