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Judge tosses JetBlue bathroom suit

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- A New York judge ruled a JetBlue pilot did not act improperly when he advised a stand-by passenger to "hang out" in the bathroom.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said in tossing the $2 million lawsuit Monday that the pilot's actions during the San Diego-to-New York flight were not, as the suit claimed, outrageous, the New York Post reported Thursday.

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Court documents said the passenger, Gokham Mutlu, had been in a jump seat until it was needed by a flight attendant and then finished the flight in a lavatory on advice from the pilot.

"The pilot never threatened plaintiff or forced him into the lavatory," Preska wrote in her ruling.

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