AIRLINE PASSENGER FAILS IN SECOND LAWSUIT
A British construction consultant failed in a second attempt to sue Singapore Airlines over an allegation that he swallowed glass fragments in a juice he drank on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong. District Court judge Gerard Muttrie ruled that Stephen Graham Olding, 48, failed to prove he had suffered bodily injuries from the alleged incident on September 26, 2000. Mr Olding had been awarded $53,000 in June this year after the trial judge Ian Carlson accepted the photocopy of an X-ray report which said the abnormalities in Mr Olding's stomach were 'likely to be glass particles'. But a month later the judge overturned his judgment as the report's radiologist submitted a certified copy which instead read 'unlikely'. Judge Muttrie also ruled Mr Olding should pay the legal costs of both trials.