A city of Detroit planner can proceed with her lawsuit alleging a co-worker's perfume made it difficult for her to breathe and impossible to do her job, a federal judge has ruled.
In an opinion released late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff rejected the city's attempt to have Susan McBride's lawsuit, filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, dismissed.
McBride "has produced evidence that her breathing is significantly restricted" by a co-worker's perfume, and she has a potential claim, Zatkoff ruled.
— Read the rest at Judge says perfume lawsuit can proceed at The Detroit News. Many thanks to Christina for the tip! We first heard about this lawsuit last year, and the problem wasn't just perfume but also a plug-in room deodorizer.
See also: The Detroit Tresor lawsuit.