New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims

COVINGTON v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, #2007-015-559, Claim No. 111357


Synopsis


Inmate claim for damages when he was bitten by a mouse was dismissed following a trial as the defendant established that the measures it utilized with respect to pest control were adequate.

Case Information

UID:
2007-015-559
Claimant(s):
JOHN COVINGTON
Claimant short name:
COVINGTON
Footnote (claimant name) :

Defendant(s):
THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Footnote (defendant name) :

Third-party claimant(s):

Third-party defendant(s):

Claim number(s):
111357
Motion number(s):

Cross-motion number(s):

Judge:
FRANCIS T. COLLINS
Claimant’s attorney:
John Covington, Pro Se
Defendant’s attorney:
Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Attorney General
By: Belinda A. Wagner, EsquireAssistant Attorney General
Third-party defendant’s attorney:

Signature date:
June 26, 2007
City:
Saratoga Springs
Comments:

Official citation:

Appellate results:

See also (multicaptioned case)



Decision

Claimant, an inmate proceeding pro se, brings this claim for injuries allegedly sustained on February 5, 2005 when he was bitten by a mouse in his cell at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. A trial was held in this matter on April 18, 2007. At the conclusion of trial , a bench decision was rendered dismissing the claim on the ground that the defendant established that the measures utilized with respect to pest control were adequate. Now, therefore, it is

ORDERED that judgment be entered accordingly.



June 26, 2007
Saratoga Springs, New York

HON. FRANCIS T. COLLINS
Judge of the Court of Claims