A Yale University student is suing US Airways for $1 million because of the loss of a video game system he claims was taken from his luggage.
Ohio resident Jesse Maiman, 21, claims his Xbox 360 console was taken from his bag during a December flight from New Haven, Conn. to Cincinnati.
He is suing for $1,700 for the video game system and for the maximum damages allowable by law, or $1 million.
You can read the article all day and you will not find any extenuating circumstances to justify this arbitrarily absurd number. Even $1,700 for the game system itself is absurd. One hour of legal time on this would be worth more than the machine.