Yale Student Sues US Airways For $1 Million Over Lost Xbox 360

Boo hoo...a Yale student had his Xbox 360 pilfered out of his luggage during a US Airways flight. That, combined with the emotional toll involved in the recovery effort should be worth $US1 million right?

According to the student, his Xbox "had a specialised hard drive and components he said cost more than $US1,000." Yeah right—"specialised." At any rate, the lawsuit is seeking $US1700 for the loss of the system, non-economic distress of $US25,000 or, better yet, the $US1 million maximum allowed by law. Of course, all of this is moot considering that airline federal loss limits are capped at $US3,300 per bag—and that excludes electronics.

I feel for the kid, I really do. After all, if someone at US Airways stole the unit he should be awarded reasonable damages. However, you would think that a student at Yale would be smart enough to know that you don't put expensive electronics in checked baggage. Apparently, they aren't teaching classes in common sense over there. [GamePolitics Image via Flickr]

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