The sleek, all-glass exteriors that distinguish Apple stores around the world have landed the computer giant in the headlines, and in court.
New York grandmother Evelyn Paswall is suing the Calif.-based company for $1 million after she walked into the glass door at one of Apple’s Long Island locations and broke her nose. The 83-year-old was returning an iPhone at the company’s Manhasset store on Dec. 13, 2011, when the injury occurred, according to the New York Post.
Paswall’s suit claims the company does not do enough to warn customers, particularly the elderly, about its stores’ exteriors.
“My client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass,” her attorney, Derek T. Smith, told the Post.
“Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd. But on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people,” Smith said.
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