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Elderly Man Sues Dance Studio #463735

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1972
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(Studio) Chicago story of lonely old man, dance studio, and law suit, featured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Fred Astaire Dance Studio charges $19/hr. for lessons. Many students are elderly. Miss Carol Elsie has taken lessons for 25 years [James LEESON - had to stop taking lessons due to arthritis. Collection agency tries to make 78-yr.-old pay balance of $8,000 contract.] [Dance studio manager, Gerald RANCE - didn't realize Leeson was in his 70's.] Leeson has paid $6900 and sues studio for $50,000 for taking advantage of sick old man.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:02:00

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