Europe isn’t letting fine print get in the way of airline passengers’ legal rights.

Manchester County Court, in the UK, ruled against Ryanair on Friday, finding that the airline could not limit the time European passengers have to claim compensation for flight delays by adding language to the fine print on ticket contracts.

The budget carrier had sought to shorten the limit for claiming compensation, from the European Union-mandated six years to just two years.

Legal firm Bott & Company told the BBC said the decision could lead to as much as £610 million ($957 million) in past claims against the airline. Read more…

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Ryanair loses court battle of delayed flight compensation