Americana: Suitor's Suit

Ever since he started going out with women, Tom Horsley, 40, a certified public accountant from Campbell, Calif, has been plagued by broken dates. Last month Horsley decided that he had had enough: he filed suit in San Francisco Small Claims Court against Waitress Alyn Chesselet, 31, for standing him up.

Last November, Horsley, who had known Chesselet for a number of years, invited her ten days ahead of time to see The Wiz and she agreed to meet him at a San Francisco bar before the show. After a 50-mile drive to the city, Horsley arrived to find Chesselet there with...

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