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A Wee Problem

Marcel Cote sued Canadian airline Air Transat because a flight attendant refused to look at his scrotum. Cote, of Westmount, Que., said he went to the restroom on a flight between Montreal and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and found “spots of blood” between his legs. He summoned a flight attendant asking for a “close examination,” but the steward refused to look, saying he wasn’t a doctor, and offered first aid supplies instead. Cote sued over his “ruined” vacation, seeking C$8,000 (US$7,785), but the judge threw the action out and ordered Cote to pay the airline’s legal costs. The suit was filed in small claims court. (RC/Canoe) ...Which pretty much says everything you need to know about the case.
Publication Date: 28 March 2010
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 16.

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