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Report: Woman With Flu Sues Weatherman Found Wanting

March 17, 1996 GMT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) _ Are TV weather reports legally binding? One sniffling Israeli says yes.

A woman in Haifa is suing Channel 2 television and its popular weatherman Danny Rup in small claims court for $1,000 after he predicted sun for a day that turned out stormy, the Maariv daily newspaper said.

The woman claims the forecast caused her to leave home lightly dressed. As a result, she caught the flu, missed four days’ work, spent $38 on medication and suffered stress.

In addition to financial compensation, the woman wants Rup to apologize, it said. It did not identify the woman.