Blind Man Sues Cab Company
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A blind Sacramento man has filed a lawsuit accusing a cab company of discriminating against him and his guide dog.
Musician James Malone called for a ride with California Co-op Cab last month. He says he's been using the company for years without any problems, but this time it was different. "When she finally showed up, when the cab showed up, she identified herself and said 'Oh well you got a dog, I can't take you'," said Malone.
A California Co-op spokesman contends the cabbie had a right to refuse because she "has a note from her doctor saying she's allergic to dogs." Malone says that's not good enough.
Experts say a judge must decide who has the most rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act -- the blind person or the allergic cabbie. A similar case before the U.S. Supreme Court was decided in favor of the blind person.
(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)