USA: class action against British Airways admitted

United States District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, denied British Airways’ motion to dismiss a consumer class action, filed in 2007, which seeks to recover travelers’ actual losses rather than a US$1,500 cap the airline uses to limit damages. The court noted and rejected the airline’s “extreme position” that it was not responsible for actual losses for lost baggage unless its mishandling rate was worse than 50%.The suit seeks to represent American passengers who flew internationally on British Airways and had their luggage lost, damaged or delayed between September 5, 2005 and September 5, 2007.Source: eTurboNews; find article here>>.

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