Woman Sues Apple for Injuries Allegedly Sustained from Glass Wall at New York Store
March 26, 2012

by Penny Stacey, pstacey@glass.com

An 83-year-old woman has filed a million-dollar suit against Apple Inc., alleging that she sustained personal injuries "due to the dangerous glass doors at the Manhasset [N.Y.] Apple Inc. store location."

Evelyn Paswall of Queens, N.Y., alleges that on December 13, 2011, she was planning to return her iPhone to the store when she "walked directly into the clear glass doors at Apple's Manhasset location and fractured her nose."

The complaint includes a black-and-white photo of the store, said to depict its "completely clear front entrance and wall."

Paswall claims that the company was negligent in "allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning, and in causing [her] to sustain personal injury." She further alleges that the company and its employees "fail[ed] to take those steps necessary to avoid the accident herein without any contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff herein."

The complaint does not identify the manufacturer of the glass door system, nor the company that installed it. Paswall seeks $1 million from the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, along with a jury trial. Apple officials had not yet responded to requests for comment at press time.

The suit was filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

What repercussions, if any, do you think this case might have for the industry? Please email your thoughts to pstacey@glass.com to be included in a future article.

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