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Friday, November 21, 2008

Supreme Court of Canada - Disabled & Clinically Obese Have Right to 2 Airline Seats

The Supreme Court of Canada denied an appeal by three
Canadian airlines Thursday that would compel functionally obese
passengers and disabled individuals who need an attendant
to purchase two airline seats.

The ruling came out five years after the initial complaint
was filed in 2002. The application for leave to appeal from
the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal, Number 08-A-11,
dated May 5, 2008, was dismissed with costs to the respondents,
Joanne Neubauer and Council of Canadians with Disabilities.
The text of the Supreme Court judgment in appeal had not been
released at the time of this writing.