Yale student files $1 million suit over stolen Xbox 360

For most people, losing some or all of their luggage at the airport is a headache. For Jesse Maiman, it's an opportunity. On Monday, the 21-year-old Yale University student filed a lawsuit in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court against US Airways for the loss of his Xbox 360. His asking price in...

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For most people, losing some or all of their luggage at the airport is a headache. For Jesse Maiman, it's an opportunity. On Monday, the 21-year-old Yale University student filed a lawsuit in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court against US Airways for the loss of his Xbox 360. His asking price in damages? One million dollars.

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Disbelieving snickering aside, Maiman claims that the console, which sported a "specialized hard drive," was stolen from his luggage as he travelled from New Haven, Connecticut, to Cincinnati, Ohio. The student is seeking $1,700 in relief for the loss of his console, as well as the maximum damages allowable, or $1 million, the Associated Press reports. The most expensive Xbox 360 retails for $399, begetting the obvious question of just what this "specialized hard drive" contains.

In language befitting a man of Yale, Maiman called his ordeal with US Airways "an unconscionable run-around." For its part, US Airways told the AP that it had not yet been informed of the suit, noting only that liability limits set by the government are $3,300 per bag.

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