Briefly: Junior sues airline for XBox

A Silliman College junior has filed a $1 million lawsuit against US Airways for a video game system he claims was stolen from his checked baggage.

In the suit, Jesse Maiman ’10 seeks $1,700 for the loss of his Xbox and $1 million in damages – the maximum amount he can claim – for what he calls an “unconscionable ‘run-around’” on the part of the airline. According to the suit, Maiman claims that the game system was stolen while he was en route to his home in Cincinnati from New Haven last December.

A spokeswoman for the airline said she was unaware of Maiman’s lawsuit, though she added that liability for lost luggage was limited to $3,300 per bag.

US Airways’ terms of transportation state that the airline is not liable for electronic equipment in passenger luggage.

The Associated Press contributed reporting.

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