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Carol J. Storts Plaintiff v. Ohio University Defendant

July 18, 2011

CAROL J. STORTS PLAINTIFF
v.
OHIO UNIVERSITY DEFENDANT



Cite as Storts v. Ohio Univ.,

The Ohio Judicial Center 65 South Front Street, Third Floor Columbus, OH 43215 614.387.9800 or 1.800.824.8263 www.cco.state.oh.us

Acting Clerk Daniel R. Borchert

MEMORANDUM DECISION

THE COURT FINDS THAT:

{¶1} On April 8, 2011, plaintiff, Carol Storts, filed a complaint against defendant, Ohio University, alleging she suffered personal injury when she tripped on "plastic floor covering that was not taped down." Plaintiff sought damages in the amount of $975.14, the total cost of medical expenses and reimbursement of the filing fee. Plaintiff submitted the $25.00 filing fee with her complaint.

{¶2} On May 25, 2011, defendant filed an investigation report stating that "Ohio University does not contest this claim" and acknowledging plaintiff suffered unrecovered damages in the amount of $975.14.

{¶3} Plaintiff did not file a response. THE COURT CONCLUDES THAT:

{¶4} Liability on the part of defendant has been established. See Thresher Bros., Inc. v Eichel (1933), 1933 Ohio Misc. 15 Ohio L Abs 642.

{¶5} Plaintiff has suffered damages in the amount of $975.14, which includes the $25.00 filing fee, which may be reimbursed as compensable damages pursuant to the holding in Bailey v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (1990), 62 Ohio Misc. 2d 19, 587 N.E. 2d 990.

Court of Claims of Ohio

The Ohio Judicial Center 65 South Front Street, Third Floor Columbus, OH 43215 614.387.9800 or 1.800.824.8263 www.cco.state.oh.us

CAROL J. STORTS Plaintiff v. OHIO UNIVERSITY Defendant

Case No. 2011-05670-AD

Acting Clerk Daniel R. ...


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