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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. KBI2113's Avatar
      KBI2113 -
      Probably writing a new phone number in her rolodex......
    1. shinpeer1981's Avatar
      shinpeer1981 -
      If she can't even see a glass door front of her, she needs a glasses for her old eyes not a Mac Products. She didn't "realize"? So it's her fault. I hate greedy people and I damn greedy old people.
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      You'll probably need to learn what a period is before they'll give you a Masters in law.
      It's called a full-stop.
    1. beatsunderbars's Avatar
      beatsunderbars -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed123 View Post
      It's called a full-stop.
      maybe you should have tried a full stop before running into that door
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      i hope the judge gives her two million dollars.
    1. stevech's Avatar
      stevech -
      Quote Originally Posted by tegieng View Post
      They are not ridiculous, they have their own agenda: money.
      they have their own agenda, but they do not have time to finish the agenda.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hank197857 View Post
      i hope the judge gives her two million dollars.
      Why?
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      The things people do for a free iPad these days...
      And when I read the headline I had 1 thought "Only in America" as no other country sues for stupid things like that.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      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
      My nine-year-old daughter and I approached a door once and it didn't open as expected. Funny thing was, neither of us broke our noses. I asked her after reading this if she has run into a closed door and she said that she stops before she tries to open the door. I asked what would happen if she didn't stop before she tried to open the door. She said she would probably hit the door and get hurt. She goes to an American public school. You can draw your own conclusions.
    1. majinbis's Avatar
      majinbis -
      Quote Originally Posted by beatsunderbars View Post
      maybe you should have tried a full stop before running into that door
      lol

      best thing I've read this morning. Same thing happened to my 2 year-old daughter. Her nose wasn't broken but she did cry a lot.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Damn if she's wins that will be a nice chunk of change to spend. Seriously though people can sue anyone for anything now a days. It is just a matter of winning.
    1. I_Can_Has_iPhone?'s Avatar
      I_Can_Has_iPhone? -
      Quote Originally Posted by milenion View Post
      Also as an 83 year old woman she walks pretty fast to slam into the window and break her nose.
      Actually it only takes around 5 lbs of pressure to break a person's nose.
    1. recognition's Avatar
      recognition -
      Quote Originally Posted by beatsunderbars View Post
      maybe you should have tried a full stop before running into that door
      ZING!!

      how do I like that comment?!
    1. Imrac's Avatar
      Imrac -
      Since when does it cost $75,000 for resetting a broken nose? Did she have a nose job while she was in there? When I went to the hospital for an emergency, was admitted for a week and had surgery, it was about 75 grand. And the punitive damages is laughable, she more than likely doesn't work, so no lost wages, and she probably isn't a famous actress that makes her money off her looks.. I don't see any validity to this case.

      Now if she was sueing for a maybe 3k in medical expenses, I don't see a problem with it.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Go for it and get a cool million from Apple. I mean why not Apple starts plenty of worthless lawsuits every week
    1. Sasukekun77's Avatar
      Sasukekun77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by milenion View Post
      Also as an 83 year old woman she walks pretty fast to slam into the window and break her nose.
      So im not the only one that noticed her "fast paced" walking lmao
    1. Ezcaflowne's Avatar
      Ezcaflowne -
      This reminds me of my grandma accidentally putting her car in drive to back out of her parking spot, then crashing through the stores windows when she tried to take off.
    1. Addison111's Avatar
      Addison111 -
      This is apple glass door and this is very great and best company in the world so i think they have no need to show their any other mono on the main door only apple but if any body have it's other store then he must be display his shop related display in front of his shop so the peoples are come to your shop and purchase your products...