83-Year Old Woman Sues Apple After Walking Into Glass Door
All the recent news talking about lawsuits involving Apple were about some patent infringement. However, the latest lawsuit against Apple 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. CBS New York reported that 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 like this. The plaintiff’s lawyer claimed that the markings were insufficient and his “client is an octogenarian (80+ years old). She sees well, but she did not see any glass.”
Have you ever bumped into a glass door without seeing it? Post your comments.