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    Woman Sues Google Over Walking Directions



    A pedestrian is suing Google after being injured by a motorist while following an online walking route, claiming the Internet giant supplied unsafe directions.

    Lauren Rosenberg, a native of Los Angeles in her mid-20s, said Google Maps led her to walk down State Route 224, a four-lane boulevard, without sidewalks that was "not reasonably safe for pedestrians." She was subsequently struck by a speeding car and received multiple bone fractures that required six weeks of rehabilitation.

    "We think there's enough fault to go around, but Google had some responsibility to direct people correctly or warn them," said Allen Young, her lawyer. "They created a trap with walking instructions that people rely on. She relied on it and thought she should cross the street."

    Rosenberg is seeking more than $100,000 to compensate for "severe" injuries, lost wages and punitive damages.
    Last week, a Los Angeles County woman sued Google in federal court for damages, claiming the search engine was responsible for her being hit by a car along with the driver who hit her.

    Google Maps has a disclaimer -- "Use caution -- This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths" -- on its computer version. But the warning is absent on its mobile application.
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    u got some really stupid people in your country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    u got some really stupid people in your country.
    Oh yeah?? Well...well......at least we know how to spell COLOR and FAVOR!!!

    And thanks for unleashing Celine Dion on us, ya touque-suckin bastards!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    u got some really stupid people in your country.
    Ain't that the fuckin' truth. It's unstoney and non cool. Out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Oh yeah?? Well...well......at least we know how to spell COLOR and FAVOR!!!

    And thanks for unleashing Celine Dion on us, ya touque-suckin bastards!!
    Woah.. woah Cali-boy!!! They spell them the RIGHT way!! Colour and Favour
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    Quote Originally Posted by track 5 View Post
    Ain't that the fuckin' truth. It's unstoney and non cool. Out.
    LOL... M'kay Track.. what the hell does "unstoney" mean? Is this Texas-ese I dont know about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    u got some really stupid people in your country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Oh yeah?? Well...well......at least we know how to spell COLOR and FAVOR!!!

    And thanks for unleashing Celine Dion on us, ya touque-suckin bastards!!
    Actually, you spell both words incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    Woah.. woah Cali-boy!!! They spell them the RIGHT way!! Colour and Favour

    what would the English know about spelling words in their own language?

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    Surprised we don't see more of this. Some people are just plain unable to think for themselves - "Well, the computer said to cross the street...so I did" - what a stupid defense! "Didn't tell me I had to look both ways and use caution and all that common sense stuff - so sue 'em!". No sidewalks - wonder if she was walking facing traffic?

    When I saw the headline before reading the story, I thought maybe it was going to be about someone who had something unfortunate happen to them when the directions led them through the 'hood or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Surprised we don't see more of this. Some people are just plain unable to think for themselves - "Well, the computer said to cross the street...so I did" - what a stupid defense! "Didn't tell me I had to look both ways and use caution and all that common sense stuff - so sue 'em!". No sidewalks - wonder if she was walking facing traffic?

    When I saw the headline before reading the story, I thought maybe it was going to be about someone who had something unfortunate happen to them when the directions led them through the 'hood or something like that.
    it really does seem so laughable that a lawyer would even take this case on. I guess tonight I should drive through a contruction zone since my GPS tells me to take a certain exit off the highway.

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    You can't fix stupid.

    Reminds me of a situation here in CT involving a lawsuit. This lady was riding a mountain bike at one of our local reservoirs that is very popular with mountain bikers and joggers. She was riding down one of the paved roads with her head down mind you, and she rode right into a big bright yellow gate that was blocking the entrance to the reservoir. This gate is closed 99% of the time and is only opened when maintenance trucks need to get in. She flipped over her handle bars and got hurt. Not badly but she did get hurt. She then filed a lawsuit against the water company and won. Now the water company is looking into shutting the whole place down to the public. No joggers, no walkers, no mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    You can't fix stupid.

    Reminds me of a situation here in CT involving a lawsuit. This lady was riding a mountain bike at one of our local reservoirs that is very popular with mountain bikers and joggers. She was riding down one of the paved roads with her head down mind you, and she rode right into a big bright yellow gate that was blocking the entrance to the reservoir. This gate is closed 99% of the time and is only opened when maintenance trucks need to get in. She flipped over her handle bars and got hurt. Not badly but she did get hurt. She then filed a lawsuit against the water company and won. Now the water company is looking into shutting the whole place down to the public. No joggers, no walkers, no mountain biking.
    WOW... What a joke...

    Hartford, CT – A former television show host was awarded $2.9 million on Friday, May 7, 2010, for injuries suffered from a bicycle accident on land owned by the Metropolitan District Commission, as reported by the Hartford Courant.

    A six-person Superior Court jury awarded Maribeth Blonski of Rocky Hill the sum after deciding that the regional water and sewer authority improperly placed a steel gate across a path the woman was riding on. The steel gate was laid across a path within the Talcott Mountain Recreation Area. The MDC installed the gate to block vehicle access to the nearby water, according to reports.

    On May 16, 2002, Blonski was riding her bike through the reported trail when she struck the gate. She broke four vertebrae in her neck as a result of the accident.

    When the accident occurred, Blonski, now 43, was the host of a local-access television show that focused on mountain biking. She now works the front desk of a health club, according to her lawyer. Previous to these employments, she was a children’s book illustrator.

    The case took eight years to reach a verdict due to a dispute from MDC stating they were immune to responsibility. After a trial on MDC’s immunity, the jury found the company was not immune to charges. They also found that Blonski held some liability as well.

    Blonski offered to settle the case without the trial for a lesser amount than was finally awarded. The Metropolitan District Commission refused though.

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    Wow. Just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    u got some really stupid people in your country.
    some aren't stupid, just opportunists. But this one is stupid.
    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    And thanks for unleashing Celine Dion on us, ya touque-suckin bastards!!
    14 weeks pregnant with twins, I heard on the radio yesterday.

 

 

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