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Blind Man Beats Discriminating Muslim Cabby in Court – Then Refused Entry into Cab Again

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 …