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Suing an airline

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I had a visa to travel to a certain country and it was valid for fourteen days from the date of issue, my itinerary was to travel from country A(home country), to country B (visiting), to country C(transit point), to country D(final destination), and then from D, back to C and back to A. I boarded my flight on schedule at the country of first visit and arrived at the country of transit at 11pm, thirteen days into the validity period of my visa. As I proceeded to board the connecting flight to my final destination, the airline refused me a boarding pass, saying that my visa had expired and for that reason they could not transport me eventhough it was clear that my visa was still valid for at least one day. They remained adamant regardless how much I tried to make them see that I still had a valid visa, I missed my flight and was forced to sleep at the airport that night. I sought to clarify with the agent who got me the visa and asked if he could get me another visa while I was still at the transit point. He called after a few hours to inform me that the immigration control in the country I was headed insisted that my visa was still valid as at that day, hence they couldn't issue me another until it expired. I was again forced to stay at the airport for a second day running since the airline still refused to transport me and I didn't have a transit visa to allow me entry into the contry of transit and possibly stay in a hotel. I was told by the airline that I could only be granted a transit visa if I had a boarding pass for a flight that required me to wait for twelve hours. Since my ticket was a return one routed from country A(home country), to country B, to country C(transit point), to country D(final destination), and then from D, back to C and back to A, I decide to return from C to A because I was not allowed to proceed to D.

Here's my question, could the airline refuse to transport me after I had met all the travel requirements? Can I sue the airline?

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