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  • 83-Year Old Woman Walks Into Glass Door, Sues Apple


    Legal trouble and Apple tend to go hand-in-hand lately, but the latest lawsuit against the company doesn’t involve IP litigation. It involves an 83-year old woman and a glass door.

    According to the lawsuit Evelyn Paswall is suing Apple after walking into the glass doors at the Apple Store Manhasset on Long Island. According to the CBS New York report Paswall is asking for $75,000 in medical expenses plus $1 million in punitive damages for negligence.

    Originally Posted by :
    “Paswall claims that she didn’t realize that she was walking into a wall of glass as she approached the store, and says that she broke her nose as a result of the collision.

    Her suit claims that “the defendant was negligent ... in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning.” — CBS New York
    Apple’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls and front doors are a staple of the modern Apple retail store. Last year, Apple even had white stickers installed on the transparent glass of all Apple Stores to help prevent collisions such as this. The plaintiff’s lawyer claims the markings are insufficient and his “client is an octogenarian (80+ years old). She sees well, but she did not see any glass.”

    How many times have people accidentally walked face first into a screen door? Imagine doing that into glass. The potential for damage is there. While I do feel bad for this elderly woman, all I can think about is this video (be careful video may be NSFW).

    Source: CBS New York [via MacRumors]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 83-Year Old Woman Walks Into Glass Door, Sues Apple started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      in NYC you can sue anybody for ANYTHING!!! coffee cups spills on your lap? sue the cofee maker...you fall off your bike because your too stupid to look at that girl instead of forward? SUE THE GIRL!!!, you ran down the stairs for the train that just left and slipped? SUE MTA! your iphone battery heats up and BURNS your leg? , SUE APPLE...you hate your life? SUE GOD!!!....hell SUE EVERYBODY!!!
    1. redstar299's Avatar
      redstar299 -
      *** this old hag.. She a gold digger and blind as a bat.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      Pushed door with great momentum, didn't open, **** happened. How does that give a country a bad rap? Plus how do you know I don't suffer from dyspraxia or serious visual impairment? You don't you're just assumed I'm an idiot, THAT's what gives countries a bad name, when douches like you come along and slate people without knowing the full story. Typical yank keyboard warrior...
      People with conditions are supposed to make conscious adjustments so that they can live their lives without harm. A person with diabetes shouldn't be sewing Little Debbie for putting sugar in their treats. They are the moron for not being careful about what they eat. Same thing here.

      As far as this old bag is concerned, she obviously saw the store or she wouldn't have tried to "enter" it. But she claims she didn't see the glass... The whole store is glass. Did she just think that there was a giant Apple logo magically floating in the sky with a bunch of products set up neatly on the sidewalk beneath it? Give me a break. Maybe she'll have a heart attack and poop her pants in the courtroom.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      ^^^funny
    1. charliebee's Avatar
      charliebee -
      Seriously? Her name is Paswall!? I'm pissing myself!
    1. jessica90's Avatar
      jessica90 -
      Omg
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      i hope she wins, maybe it will make them realize how stupid they look over their lawsuits.
      And yes, i do think this is stupid. but seriously, haha.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by charliebee View Post
      Seriously? Her name is Paswall!? I'm pissing myself!
      ^^ROFL...

      This is very stupid...The old lady thinks she can get away with it. This has happened to me before, I was glad nobody noticed when that happened
    1. Beastly L92's Avatar
      Beastly L92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      I was 14 and at school, teenagers run around, it's a fact, the door shouldn't be broken should it, i'm quite happy to sit here and get paid for breaking my nose at the fault of my educational establishment, it got me through my first year of university. And also it was pretty funny, I got my fair share of abuse from my mates for it don't you worry :P
      Too bad college doesn't fix stupid, or things might have worked out for you.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      So lame, just another person wanting easy money! Tons of places have glass doors and a lot of people walk into them, but they don't sue the store because they made a simple mistake of not watching where they were going.
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      You're right I was only commenting on a past experience of mine to add to the conversation and then got abused for it... I was not the one who sued, my parents did because they thought it was necessary!
      To the other guy having a go at me, I don't think the insurer of a school would have accepted liability within 2 days of receiving the claim, they admitted instantly that they were in the wrong and the whole thing was settled within a few months... I know it was fairly dumb to run into a door but when you expect it to open when you push it and it doesn't, well, bad things happen... I'd have laughed at myself had my nose not been spread across my face! I think just because of I did this it's not right of you to say I'm what's wrong with the world!
      So would your parents have sued had the door been merely locked?

      Regardless, it was your own stupidity that caused your injury, not a malfunctioning door opener. Any normal person would have stopped immediately when the door they tried to open didn't. And the fact that you are proud that your parents successfully sued the school just makes you look like an even bigger douche bag.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      he didn't see it either

    1. Susty's Avatar
      Susty -
      Well I guess she has to pay for her upcoming funeral somehow right.... Lol

      Next you know she'll be suing jewellers because she put her hand through the glass attempting to try on some ring she saw!!! Lol I wonder how many times she's stabbed herself with a fork & then complained to the cutlery company because the instrument was of a sharp nature....

      Where does it end!!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      have some respect,

      imaging that it's your grandparent thats walked into the glass and suing would you all be as disrespectful

      Edit: it's not as if it will make a end in Appl£'s funds their insurance will probably cover it
    1. Susty's Avatar
      Susty -
      My grandparents wouldn't be attempting to sue a company for their own mistake for starters... They'd have put it down to a mistake upon their behalf rather than attempt to make a frivolous lawsuit

      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      he didn't see it either

      As for this one... I wonder if they'll sue Apple or if their defence will be that this was an accident?

      How the tables can turn
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Beastly L92 View Post
      Too bad college doesn't fix stupid, or things might have worked out for you.
      Too bad *school* doesn't yeah, that's why I'm studying for a masters in law... Good one

      Also i'm not proud they claimed, not sued I was wrong, claimed, because for the last time I pushed the door when I was running and it did not open fully, meaning I hit it with my face at full blast, never once said it wasn't my fault but they did admit liability instantly, so take it up with the insurance company, not me, douchebags
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Susty View Post
      My grandparents wouldn't be attempting to sue a company for their own mistake for starters... They'd have put it down to a mistake upon their behalf rather than attempt to make a frivolous lawsuit



      As for this one... I wonder if they'll sue Apple or if their defence will be that this was an accident?

      How the tables can turn
      that was a joke , and I wasn't targeting you
    1. Beastly L92's Avatar
      Beastly L92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      Too bad *school* doesn't yeah, that's why I'm studying for a masters in law... Good one
      As if a degree has any correlation to common sense? The mall is full of idiots with degrees.

      "Ohhh! A MANAGEMENT degree!! Cool. You can start by folding those shirts over there...."
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      Too bad *school* doesn't yeah, that's why I'm studying for a masters in law... Good one

      Also i'm not proud they claimed, not sued I was wrong, claimed, because for the last time I pushed the door when I was running and it did not open fully, meaning I hit it with my face at full blast, never once said it wasn't my fault but they did admit liability instantly, so take it up with the insurance company, not me, douchebags
      You'll probably need to learn what a period is before they'll give you a Masters in law.
    1. idkanymore's Avatar
      idkanymore -
      Apple should cater their architecture to old people.