Amid the constant back-and-forth “You sue me, I sue you” warfare being waged between Apple and Samsung, there are other more bizarre lawsuits being filed against Apple.
According to CNet, an 83-year old woman by the name of Evelyn Paswall is suing Apple for $1 million after she inadvertently walked directly into a glass wall at the Manhasset, Long Island Apple Store and broke her nose. The suit claims that “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.”
Before you continue chuckling over Ms. Paswall’s ill-fated encounter with glass architecture, you should realize that the elderly aren’t the only individuals who regularly run into things. With our smart phones demanding our attention throughout the day, it’s even more difficult today to remain aware of your surroundings.
With that being said, I want to return back to the lawsuit. Now, this isn’t the first time someone has sued Apple for some ridiculous reason. In fact, most recently, a man sued Apple for running “false and misleading” advertising on its virtual voice assistant, Siri. Apparently, Siri wasn’t getting the job done as he had expected.
The Week posted 5 other bizarre lawsuits that have been filed against Apple in the past. Here’s another gem:
On Sept. 14, 2011, Apple officially won the right to call its iPhone 4 the “world’s thinnest smartphone” when Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority dismissed a legal challenge from Samsung. The Korean electronics giant had protested that its Galaxy S II phone, at 8.71mm, was in fact thinner than the iPhone, at 9.3 mm. “Apple was forced to get out its measuring tape (the iTape?),” says Britain’s The Guardian, to show that while the thinnest part of the Galaxy was thinner, Samsung’s phone had “prominent bulges at the top of the device” that measured 9.91 mm. The ASA agreed that customers care about overall size, not just the thinnest part.
Read the rest here.