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nekrosoft13
03-11-09, 03:31 PM
Jesse Maiman, 21, filed the suit Monday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

In it, he noted that he took a Dec. 17, 2008, flight from New Haven, Conn., to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Included in his luggage for that trip was his Xbox 360, which had a specialized hard drive and components he said cost more than $1,000.

When he picked up his luggage after landing, though, he noticed how light it was. He opened the bag, the suit noted, and he saw that everything was there except the video-game console and its accompanying components.

He immediately went to a US Airways representative at the airport to report what he called a theft.

What followed, his suit alleges, was weeks of "an unconscionable 'run-around' " that saw him write or speak to five airline employees who gave him what he considered to be nonresponsive answers.

"This was an annoyance that they really hoped not to deal with," Maiman said.

"That thing was my DVD player," Maiman, a junior film studies major, said. He was the 2006 Madeira High co-valedictorian.

The suit seeks to have the airline pay him $1,700 for the loss of the gaming system and for "non-economic distress" of at least $25,000, but "in the maximum amount allowable by law or, in the alternative, in the sum of $1,000,000."

A US Airways spokeswoman said the airline was unaware of the lawsuit.

"We haven't been apprised of any lawsuit yet, but regardless of the figure in the complaint, there are federal loss limits applicable to all airlines on their liability for lost luggage and belongings, which are currently set at $3,300 per bag," Valerie Wunder, a US Airways spokesperson, said in an e-mail. "Further, our publicly available baggage policies specifically exclude liability for electronics checked in luggage."
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http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090311/NEWS01/903110328

saturnotaku
03-11-09, 04:37 PM
While there's no excuse for theft, the kid should have known better than to put something like that into his checked bags. He should have taken it with him on the plane, or sent it by UPS/FedEx to his destination.

LORD-eX-Bu
03-11-09, 05:08 PM
sometimes you don't have much a choice to. For example when I fly with firearms..

That federal loss limit is right at about what one of my pistols cost me :lol:

Oh and baggage handlers are lowlifes, tons of people have been arrested for stealing things out of bags here at MIA. I see them throw **** and drop luggage on the tarmac all the time, I think I even saw a luggage one time beyond the solid double yellow line and white and black checkered line.. technically in the runway :headexplode:

nekrosoft13
03-11-09, 11:48 PM
but come you can't agree with this BS

The suit seeks to have the airline pay him $1,700 for the loss of the gaming system and for "non-economic distress" of at least $25,000, but "in the maximum amount allowable by law or, in the alternative, in the sum of $1,000,000."

its a console, distress of $25,000, that better be a joke

methimpikehoses
03-12-09, 12:01 AM
but come you can't agree with this BS

its a console, distress of $25,000, that better be a joke

He wants $1 mill.

tornadog
03-12-09, 04:04 PM
what do u want him to do, file a suit for 200 dollars or maybe a bestbuy gift card. I say, hit them bast*ds hard. Too bad the ground staff cant be sued directly,b ut the airlines have responsibility in choosing their employees.

Toss3
03-12-09, 07:33 PM
"..his Xbox 360, which had a specialized hard drive and components he said cost more than $1,000" - he must have had a 256 GB SSD in there or something! :rofl

How much do you want to bet that this guy's xbox was modded and that he'd stolen games worth thousands? :rolleyes:

Tuork
03-13-09, 12:05 AM
I say he should get AT LEAST the price of a new xbox with HDD, etc.

Other than that, the guy is just looking to make easy money. Eff that.

Retrolock
03-13-09, 02:57 AM
That is the price of democracy. Jacky Chan should be elected the first Chinese president of U.S. and he'd force the government to adopt communism





























:bleh:

Seriously, that kid is getting some slimy legal advice. Or he is a douche from the very start.

crainger
03-13-09, 04:13 AM
but come you can't agree with this BS



its a console, distress of $25,000, that better be a joke


True. PC I could understand, but not a console!