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A man who sued because of a faulty toilet seat has been awarded almost $1,000 compensation by a tribunal in Australia. In claims to the...

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A man who sued because of a faulty toilet seat has been awarded almost $1,000 compensation by a tribunal in Australia. In claims to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Riley Nottingham alleged the toilet seat at the one-bedroom rental property in the Kensington suburb of Melbourne was so badly cracked it cut skin and drew blood. Mr Nottingham, 23, said he was so embarrassed by the loo he asked some visitors to use a nearby public toilet. "I couldn’t have girls over, he says. We had to put wads of paper over the crack, it was a pain. It wasn’t a life-or-death problem, but when you’re paying good rent, it gets to you."

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Publié le 26/12/2014

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