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While it may not be on par with the defendant who won that big lawsuit with McDonald’s over their coffee being too hot, Apple is again faced with legal action, this time from an 83-year-old woman who walked into the glass door at a Long Island retail location.
CBS 2 New York is reporting that 83-year-old Evelyn Paswall of Queens is looking to collect upwards of a million bucks from Apple Inc. after “smashing her face on a glass door at a Long Island Apple Store” -- which she now considers “a risk to the elderly.”
While she may not have seen that glass door coming, anyone reading this story can probably see where her attorney is coming from. “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,” attorney Derek T. Smith told The Post.
For her part, Paswall claims she didn’t know she was about to walk into “a wall of glass” as she approached the store, but “that she broke her nose as a result of the collision.”
The lawsuit claims “The defendant was negligent . . . in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning.” While Apple has yet to make a statement on the matter, warning strips have been posted on the glass at the Apple Store in question as of Saturday morning.
Sadly, the report doesn’t reveal what Paswall was intending to purchase at the Apple Store, but we’d sure like to know. In the meantime, feel better, Evelyn! (And for the record, we're not suggesting that she's evil... just that Dr. Evil might have found an easier way to make a million bucks.)
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