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Msmith
03-27-2012, 01:12 PM
That issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed against Apple this week by an 83-year-old grandmother who injured herself in December on her way inside a Long Island, New York Apple store. Failing to distinguish the store’s signature glass architecture from, apparently, the surrounding parking lot, Evelyn Paswall smacked, face first, into the door and broke her nose. She is suing for $1 million in medical expenses and punitive damages for negligence “in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning.”

Before all of you jumping up and down about human stupidity, remember years ago the old lady who was burnt by the MacDonald hot coffee? Well, does this grandma have a case?

Link:http://www.minyanville.com/dailyfeed/2012/03/27/apple-gets-sued-for-being/?camp=syndication&medium=portals&from=yahoo

pr_capone
03-27-2012, 01:13 PM
No... WTF is she doing being out and about anyways. She should be in a rest home being mistreated along with other old people.

http://media.entertainment.sky.com/image/unscaled/2008/9/11/Stillers-Top-10-happy-gilmore.jpg

Bump
03-27-2012, 01:15 PM
$1 million wouldn't even cover the costs of the health care she received over that broken nose, she should ask for more IMO

Chiefnj2
03-27-2012, 01:15 PM
It'll be dismissed. The door will claim it felt threatened and just stood its ground.

saphojunkie
03-27-2012, 01:16 PM
If I worked at the Apple store, I'd be hoping this happened once a week, absolutely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJh3NVXD0pY

TRR
03-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Speaking of the McDonald's lawsuit, I just read the true story on that case. It is said that the coffee the customer drank was literally at boiling temperature and that it the customer had to have throat surgery, etc from the drink.
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alnorth
03-27-2012, 01:20 PM
The lady who was burned by the McDonald's coffee actually had a really good case and shouldn't be mocked. This dumb old bat who walked into the door does not.

Mile High Mania
03-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Speaking of the McDonald's lawsuit, I just read the true story on that case. It is said that the coffee the customer drank was literally at boiling temperature and that it the customer had to have throat surgery, etc from the drink.
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I found it odd that she sued, but ... I've had coffee before from places that amazed me with how incredibly hot it was. I have a high threshold for hot and if I have to wait 10 minutes to be able to drink a small sip, it's too damn hot.

qabbaan
03-27-2012, 01:24 PM
And how much did the coffee lady collect?

alnorth
03-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Speaking of the McDonald's lawsuit, I just read the true story on that case. It is said that the coffee the customer drank was literally at boiling temperature and that it the customer had to have throat surgery, etc from the drink.
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Not just that, but McDonald's internal memos revealed 700 complaints about severe coffee burns. The execs analyzed that it was just 1 for every 24 million cups of coffee, so it would be easier to fight and settle with the people who got hurt than to lower the temperature a bit. The jury was a little pissed about that.

Msmith
03-27-2012, 01:25 PM
I think originally the award was $2 mil, but it had been reduced to around $400k.

suds79
03-27-2012, 01:25 PM
There should be some governing body whose only job is to go and throwout BS frivolous lawsuits.

What's their main criteria? If you're being a dumbass, you waive your right to sue.

alnorth
03-27-2012, 01:27 PM
And how much did the coffee lady collect?

They tried to settle for 100 grand, but McDonald's opted to go to court. The jury awarded about 2.9 million (around 150 grand or so compensatory, 2.7 million punitives), and the award later got cut down to something like 600 or 700 grand.

The lady had 3rd degree burns over 6% of her body when her slacks melted into her skin, she was really, legitimately injured in this incident.

Sofa King
03-27-2012, 01:28 PM
And how much did the coffee lady collect?

She won and got some ridiculous amount, but she lost an appeal and had to give it back. (i think)

L.A. Chieffan
03-27-2012, 01:31 PM
Check out the documentary Hot Coffee which is about frivolous lawsuits and tort reform,
pretty interesting. The burns that old lady got were nasty

Phobia
03-27-2012, 01:31 PM
There should be some governing body whose only job is to go and throwout BS frivolous lawsuits.

What's their main criteria? If you're being a dumbass, you waive your right to sue.

Oh yeah. There's a brilliant idea. More government. If the current elected judges can't figure it out then what makes you think some other "governing body" will.

You know where judges come from? Lawyers. You know how lawyers get paid? Hourly. Why do you think everything takes so long? Lawyer code.

Phobia
03-27-2012, 01:33 PM
The lady won about 7 million but it was later reduced to about $1.7 million but she actually got about $19 once her medical bills and lawyers were paid.

kepp
03-27-2012, 01:38 PM
She might get $10K if she sends it in to America's Funniest Home Videos.

L.A. Chieffan
03-27-2012, 01:40 PM
The lady won about 7 million but it was later reduced to about $1.7 million but she actually got about $19 once her medical bills and lawyers were paid.

she was awarded about 2.8 million by the jury and then the power was taken out of the jury and it was settled out of court for less than 600K. tort reform is dumb

Rausch
03-27-2012, 01:44 PM
SHE WAS THERE TO BUY A MAC...


The fucking doors should have opened for her, helped her in while men dressed in white explained to her the best way to enjoy the store, and there should have been pacifist ninjas there to protect her all the while...

kepp
03-27-2012, 01:56 PM
SHE WAS THERE TO BUY A MAC...


The ****ing doors should have opened for her, helped her in while men dressed in white explained to her the best way to enjoy the store, and there should have been pacifist ninjas there to protect her all the while...

Aren't there also neon lights involved in the process somewhere?

KCUnited
03-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Seen your tax dollars hard at work.

Rain Man
03-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Her name is Paswall. It's her own fault if her ancestral sorcery failed.

Fish
03-27-2012, 02:12 PM
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suds79
03-27-2012, 02:37 PM
Oh yeah. There's a brilliant idea. More government. If the current elected judges can't figure it out then what makes you think some other "governing body" will.

You know where judges come from? Lawyers. You know how lawyers get paid? Hourly. Why do you think everything takes so long? Lawyer code.

You you know you're right. Close but no cigar.

Forget governing body. I'll do it. This one? Out on basis of being a dumbass. I've got all day. Next?