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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.

    “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. TheBeastSS2's Avatar
      TheBeastSS2 -
      what a joke. people are ridiculous these days. she obviously DOESNT see well contrary to what her lawyer says. I have seen people walk into glass doors or screen doors, and you know what they do? They get embarrassed and laugh at themselves, they don't try to sue for 1.075 million dollars. Here is a tip for all you people who walk into glass doors and break your nose...PAY ATTENTION! Its called situational awareness.
    1. milenion's Avatar
      milenion -
      Also as an 83 year old woman she walks pretty fast to slam into the window and break her nose.
    1. Alluziion's Avatar
      Alluziion -
      What the hell? She won't even have time to spend it >_>

      PS. I love that video! Also this one is pretty good: Man walks through glass window.
    1. brodimus's Avatar
      brodimus -
      We use the courts for sh*t like this but can't get George Zimmerman in front of a judge.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      @mmi a bit late but an interesting read none-of-the-less...
    1. tegieng's Avatar
      tegieng -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBeastSS2 View Post
      what a joke. people are ridiculous these days. she obviously DOESNT see well contrary to what her lawyer says. I have seen people walk into glass doors or screen doors, and you know what they do? They get embarrassed and laugh at themselves, they don't try to sue for 1.075 million dollars. Here is a tip for all you people who walk into glass doors and break your nose...PAY ATTENTION! Its called situational awareness.
      They are not ridiculous, they have their own agenda: money.
    1. emilliondollars's Avatar
      emilliondollars -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alluziion View Post
      What the hell? She won't even have time to spend it >_>

      PS. I love that video! Also this one is pretty good: Man walks through glass window.
      Me and my friend just thought of the same thing. If she can't see the glass door, why does she want an iPad? This woman is crazy as hell and the lawyer just wants all the money.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by emilliondollars View Post
      Me and my friend just thought of the same thing. If she can't see the glass door, why does she want an iPad? This woman is crazy as hell and the lawyer just wants all the money.
      maybe she needs a guide dog this should not even be herd in a courtroom and the lawyer should be fined for even trying to defend something like this.

      Lawyers that try this crap should face a stiff fines for trying to get away with this
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      This once happened to me when the closer at the top of an automatic door was broken, ran smack bang into it and spread my nose across my face. One law suit later I was significantly better off! I say go old lady!!
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      wake the hell up you old fool and as for the lawyer he should be fined for trying this kind of crap
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      What the hell is an 85 year old doing in an Apple store bet she thought it was a fruit shop in sure she is blind as a bat!
    1. TheBeastSS2's Avatar
      TheBeastSS2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      This once happened to me when the closer at the top of an automatic door was broken, ran smack bang into it and spread my nose across my face. One law suit later I was significantly better off! I say go old lady!!
      this is pitiful. is it really that hard to watch where you are walking..you know one time the same thing happened to me, i was walking out of a store and the door did not automatically open for me...guess what i did, I STOPPED WALKING. People like you are whats wrong with this country.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      I don't know what's more sad.......the fact that this lady might win a million bucks or the countless number of people that will pull a similar stunt in hopes of a nice payday if she does win.

      --- "Okay grandma....see that glass over there right in front of you?

      • "No."

      --- "Perfect....now just casually walk forward as fast as you can and we'll be set for life. I love you Grandma."
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      OMG, Now it is up to Apple to make the world - IDIOT PROOF?
      Sounds an a lot like "Natural Selection" to me...
      Of course, I would like a million bucks for being stupid also.
    1. ericmac017's Avatar
      ericmac017 -
      im surprised this wasn't california where everyone sues everyone here... lol
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBeastSS2 View Post
      this is pitiful. is it really that hard to watch where you are walking..you know one time the same thing happened to me, i was walking out of a store and the door did not automatically open for me...guess what i did, I STOPPED WALKING. People like you are whats wrong with this country.
      Firstly, I said ran, and secondly it wasn't an automatic door, it was a door that you have to push to open, with an automatic closer on the top, which was hanging down preventing the door from opening, and thirdly i'm not in the USA which I assume is where you think I am. So before having a go make sure you read my post properly yeah? Get off your high horse you ignorant *****.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      All i can here in my head is Rocky.."YOU CAN'T WIN" hahahhahhahahaha! She probably fell in a casino last month too right?? hahahaha! Or better yet spilled a McDonalds coffee in her lap..hahahaha! Human error does not constitute lawsuits for erroneous amounts of $$.
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      Firstly, I said ran, and secondly it wasn't an automatic door, it was a door that you have to push to open, with an automatic closer on the top, which was hanging down preventing the door from opening, and thirdly i'm not in the USA which I assume is where you think I am. So before having a go make sure you read my post properly yeah? Get off your high horse you ignorant *****.
      But you still ran into a door!!! Quite silly and you got paid for it you are what's wrong with this world pmsl natural selection trying its hardest to set things right.
    1. TheBeastSS2's Avatar
      TheBeastSS2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      Firstly, I said ran, and secondly it wasn't an automatic door, it was a door that you have to push to open, with an automatic closer on the top, which was hanging down preventing the door from opening, and thirdly i'm not in the USA which I assume is where you think I am. So before having a go make sure you read my post properly yeah? Get off your high horse you ignorant *****.
      right I'm ignorant and you ran into a door. idiot. I don't give a f where you live. It is people like YOU with frivolous lawsuits that make this and ANY country get a bad rap. Also why would you RUN into a doorway that you had push to open. Sounds to me like you got what you deserved for acting like an ***.
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by manickbarry View Post
      But you still ran into a door!!! Quite silly and you got paid for it you are what's wrong with this world pmsl natural selection trying its hardest to set things right.
      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