Report By: Nina Rai
Long Island, New York,
28 March, 2012
Apple showrooms world over are known for their stylish see through, all-glass exteriors. However this very uniqueness seems to have landed the computer giant in hot waters, with its name being dragged into court.
The Calif.-based company is now being sued for $1 million by a New York-based grandmother Evelyn Paswall, after she unwittingly walked right into the glass door at one of Apple’s Long Island locations and ended up with a broken nose.
Check Pic: Apple Showroom
The former Manhattan fur-company vice president was returning an iPhone at Apple’s Manhasset store on Dec. 13, 2011, when she sustained the injury. Paswall claimed she had no idea that there was a door ahead and hence "smashed her face against it, breaking her nose.
In her suit, 83-year old Paswall’s claimed Apple Computers was negligent. It does not do much to warn customers, especially the elderly, about its see-through exteriors. Further, she argues that it was imperative for Apple to have put marks on the glass that elderly persons could “spot before they come face-to-face with disaster."
Meanwhile, Paswall's attorney, Derek T. Smith informed the New York Post. “My client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass.” His contention was that Apple prefers to be chic and modern, with the kind of architecture that would suit the young tech brigade.
“On the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people,” declared Smith. “The defendant was negligent . . . in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning,” claimed the suit, filed in the U.S. Eastern District federal court.
Source: New York Post
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