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Appeals court upholds lower court decision in Santa Fe Wi-Fi case


SANTA FE, New Mexico — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision in the case of a Santa Fe man who claimed that a neighbor's wireless Internet system and other electronic devices damaged his health.

Anti-Wi-Fi activist Arthur Firstenberg sued his neighbor and landlord in 2010 contending that their use of wireless devices was making him sick because he has electromagnetic sensitivity.

District Judge Sarah Singleton ruled in 2012 that Firstenberg lacked sufficient evidence to support his claim.

The appellate court ruled last week that Firstenberg's vague and general arguments provided no basis for reversing Singleton's decision to dismiss his claims.

Firstenberg has another case pending that names the city of Santa Fe as a defendant. He's challenging plans to install a wireless system for reading water meters.

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