Grandmother sues over Apple Store injury

Macworld Australia Staff
26 March, 2012
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Apple's iconic glass stores. Image: BGR.

An 83-year-old grandmother is suing Apple for US$1 million for injuries sustained after she walked into the glass door of a Long Island store.

According to,  Evelyn Paswall believes Apple was negligent in using its signature glass architecture because it was an unmarked hazard.

Apple’s stores have become a symbol for the company and thought to demonstrate Apple’s innovative and sleek image – an idea disputed by Paswall’s attorney.

“Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd,” said her attorney, Derek Smith, according to “But, on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people.”

In a claim filed to the US Eastern District Federal court, the Queens resident is seeking compensation for a broken nose and facial injuries, stating Apple should have provided adequate markings on the glass.

“The defendant was negligent … in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning,” her suit said.


5 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. Michael says:

    Not even Apple can protect people from their own stupidity

  2. mike says:

    If she had an iPhone there would have been an app for that and she’d have got away unscathed.

  3. Applecat says:

    Don’t they have town planning regulations in Long Island? If the town planners approved it it should be deemed safe. A Mr Magoo moment for sure and probably vexacious – never stand between a li’l ol! lady and a bucket of cash :-)

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  5. Laith says:

    Holy crap!!!… …Why should she be rewarded for her own stupidity…

    I successfully navigated the glass doors and walls around Chaddy today… …Can I haz one bajillion dollars???…

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