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Enterprising Lawyer Snaps Photos of Alleged Air-Vent Cockroaches for Suit Against Airline

Posted Nov 15, 2011 11:44 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A North Carolina lawyer and his fiancée claim in a lawsuit against Air Tran Airways that they spotted cockroaches coming out of air vents and storage areas on their September flight to Houston.

The $100,000 suit was filed by Charlotte lawyer Harry Marsh and his fiancée, Kaitlin Rush, WCNC.com reports. Exhibits in the suit include photos of the traveling insects said to be snapped on the plane.

Marsh says he told one flight attendant about the insects, but she put a finger to her mouth as if to hush him. Others were too busy to investigate, the couple alleges. The suit claims negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, nuisance, fraud, false imprisonment and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Air Tran tells WCNC.com that its planes are treated regularly for insects and cleanliness is very important.

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