April 19, 2014

Apple Being Sued By An 83 Year Old Woman For Collision Injury


This is it, now I believe I’ve seen every kind of law-suit against Apple Inc. CBS picked up a rather strange story coming straight from Long Island where an 83 year old woman sued the wealthiest company in the world. Digging deep in the story gives us the reason behind all this drama, according to CBS the woman smashed her face in glass door of Apple’s Long Island Store.

Instead of laughing it off and walking away like any other happy Apple customer Evelyn Paswall, 83,  “sued” the California based consumer product manufacturer. Paswell claims in her lawsuit that the glass doors fixed at Apple Stores all over the globe “pose a risk to the elderly” and has claimed a compensation of staggering $1,000,000. According to Paswell’s attorney:

Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd, but on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people.

Apple was the first tech giant to start a chain of Retail Stores in America back in 2001. The company has more than 350 retail stores worldwide, glass structures and beautiful patented glass staircase makes Apple’s Retail Stores unique. Simple and yet amazing glass structures make Apple retail stores more attractive. We have some great examples like Apple’s 5th Avenue retail store in New York and Shanghai retail store but now “some” people just don’t like them.

Now that we’re totally in this legal discussion a major question which comes in our mind is; what is she going to tell the court. Well, CBS has more information

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.”

This is making me run in circles, MacRumors shed some light on this matter and pointed out that all Apple Store installed white warning stickers on all Apple retails store glass doors almost an year ago but the attorney and plaintiff are still not convinced. Mr. Attorney believes that those small white stickers are not enough and his “client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass.”

I don’t see a million dollar injury anywhere here. What do you guys think about this?

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