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Doug Paulley <br />
At the High Court in London today 11.11.14<br />
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First Bus has today launched an appeal in the High Court against a ruling brought by Wetherby man Doug Paulley.<br />
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The wheelchair user won £5,500 after he missed a bus to Leeds station after a mother refused to move her pushchair as it would wake her baby and there was then no room for Mr Paulley.<br />
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The driver also refused to intervene because the company’s policy of first come, first served did not allow him to force a customer to give up the space.<br />
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In September 2013 a judge at Leeds Crown Court ruled that the incident was unlawful discrimination in breach of the Equality Act 2010 and ordered First Bus to change its policy.<br />
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First Bus are hoping to overturn the ruling this week.<br />
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Pic by Gavin Rodgers/Pixel 8000 Ltd