Feeds

OAP sues Apple for $1m after walking into store's glass door

Pane-full face plant

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

An octogenarian is to take Apple to court after a visit to one of the computer company's glass-fronted stores put her nose out of joint - literally.

The 83-year-old New Yorker walked slap bang into one of stores' see-through doors and broke her nose, she claims.

Now, Evelyn Paswall, 83, has asked for $75,000 (£47,000) in medical expenses wrung up for having the pranged proboscis put right.

She also wants the court to force Apple to cough up punitive damages totalling $1m (£630,000), reports CBS.

Apple Store by Joka2000

Apple a day keeps... the doctor busy?

“The defendant was negligent... in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning," insists the lawsuit.

White stickers already placed on the transparent glass panels of Apple's stores are insufficient warnings, apparently. Clearer stickers were said to have been put in place on stores this weekend.

Compensation may ease the old lady's concerns, but whether the panes will be taken away remains to be seen. Sigh. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.