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The prostitute told the court she attempted to return the man's phone and money but he refused to accept them Jutta Klee—Getty Images

An Unhappy Customer Sues Prostitute for Failing to Complete a Sex Session

Mar 25, 2014

A New Zealand man who felt that a sex worker violated the country's Consumer Guarantees Act by not completing a sex session with him has had his ensuing law suit shot down in court.

The customer and the prostitute — identified as Mr N and Ms N in court documents — had been involved in a two-month sexual arrangement when their last encounter ended in a quarrel at a brothel in February 2012. Ms N said she had attempted to return Mr N’s money and a mobile phone he had given her to set up their weekly meetings, but he refused.

Mr N then sued for $70,000 in compensation and damages, claiming that Ms N had "gained unjust enrichment" and violated consumer laws.

An infuriated Justice Peter Woodhouse dismissed Mr N’s claim, calling it a “sinister use of the court’s processes.”

“Not only am I satisfied the proceedings are frivolous but I also believe they are vexatious,” the judge said.

A doubly unhappy ending for Mr N in this case, it seems.

[Stuff]

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