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 January 13, 2011  Court, Surveillance

A woman who claims Transportation Security Administration officials exposed her breasts during a pat-down in 2008 will receive compensation from the agency, the Daily Mail reported.

Lynsie Murley, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, filed a lawsuit against the TSA last year, accusing the agency of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The incident, which occurred in May 2008 at a Corpus Christi airport, left her feeling “extremely embarrassed and humiliated,” according to the lawsuit.

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Murley’s lawyer, Jerry McLaughlin, declined to divulge exactly how much his client is receiving in the settlement but told msnbc.com that it is a “nominal” amount.

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It’s a shame that it was only a nominal amount as it doesn’t send a strong enough message. But maybe the legal costs to defend the case will send a message. One can only hope.

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