Court won't hear WestJet appeal on luggage liability
Professor Gabor Lukacs stands outside of the Manitoba law courts in Winnipeg, Thursday January 20, 2011. (David Lipnowski / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, March 11, 2011 7:28AM EST
OTTAWA - WestJet will not get to appeal a ruling that said its compensation for lost or damaged luggage is not high enough.
The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the airline's request for a hearing on the matter.
Last year, the Canadian Transportation Agency ruled the airline's $250 limit for luggage compensation was too low, and ordered the cap raised to $1,800.
The agency ruled in favour of Gabor Lukacs (gah-BOR' LOO'-katch), a University of Manitoba professor who also won a similar battle with Air Canada.
Lukacs is now engaged in another court battle.
He's taking on the University of Manitoba's decision to award a PhD to a student who had failed a comprehensive exam because the student suffered from acute exam anxiety.