Blind man, guide dog win court action
Andrew Dowdell, Court Reporter: The Advertiser | July 23, 2008
A BLIND man who won a lawsuit after his guide dog was refused entry into a taxi is happy with the result – even though it means he lost a potential windfall.
Peter Ellson was today awarded $2300 in compensation and damages after the Equal Opportunity Tribunal found he had been discriminated against by a cabbie working for PBL Taxis in February 2006.
However, Mr Ellson could have made $25,000 more by settling out of court.
Mr Ellson said he took the …