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post #1 of 40 Old 06-02-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Women Sues Google

This is hilarious.
Woman sues Google over walking directions - Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com

SALT LAKE CITY - A pedestrian who says she was injured by a motorist while following an online walking route has filed a lawsuit claiming Google Inc. Supplied unsafe directions.
Lauren Rosenberg filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100,000 on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Utah. It also names a motorist she says hit her.
Rosenberg, a resident of Los Angeles County, says she used her phone in January to download walking directions from one end of Park City to the other.
Google Maps led her to walk on a busy road without sidewalks that was "not reasonably safe for pedestrians," according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles County resident.
"As a direct and proximate cause of defendant Google's careless, reckless and negligent providing of unsafe directions, plaintiff Lauren Rosenberg was led onto a dangerous highway, and was thereby stricken by a motor vehicle," the lawsuit states.
Rosenberg is seeking compensation for unspecified "severe" injuries and lost wages in addition to punitive damages. The lawsuit provided no further information on her age or residence.
Rosenberg couldn't be reached Tuesday. Her attorneys, Allen and Tyler Young of Provo, did not return messages.
Google spokeswoman Diana Adair did not return messages from The Associated Press.
The court papers didn't explain why Rosenberg walked along state Route 224 instead of choosing streets with sidewalks.
On its version for computers, Google Maps suggests one alternative for Rosenberg's route. It also highlights a disclaimer: "Use caution — This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths."
The mobile version of Google Maps, however, does not come with that warning.
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post #2 of 40 Old 06-02-2010, 10:41 AM
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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY -- Just because the directions tell you to walk there, you are still free to choose an alternate route if YOU feel it is unsafe. I am so sick of the endless stream of absolutely ridiculous lawsuits clogging up the legal system. I don't care what disclaimer was or wasn't on the directions, SHE was the one there, SHE saw that there were no sidewalks and SHE should/could have chosen not to follow the directions.
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I heard that on the radio this morning.

So it's Google's fault because this woman is an idiot and couldn't figure out how to think for herself?

C'mon now, I have a mobile GPS in my vehicle but I'm not going to just blindly follow the directions! People still need to use their gray matter occasionally, you know.

I was up in MD this weekend, and used my GPS for the way home since it had been awhile and I was a little rusty. The danged thing wanted me to take a route I KNEW was out of my way, so I ignored it. It eventually caught up to me.
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Um... wow.

I just can not believe that someone would blame Google for such a thing.

Was she so busy texting while she walked that she did not notice the lack of a sidewalk and the busy traffic?

And gee, can you smell deep pocket syndrome? She added Google just because they have money and I am guessing the idiot who hit her does not.
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This is just like the people who try to sue McDonald's because it "made them fat." o_O

The stupidity of people really amazes me sometimes.

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Well... All I say is that where was common sense?

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lmao. I have a GPS system that doesn't even know where my house is. Mind you it has been here over 80 years. At my old house that was over 100 years old it would tell me to take a left into a building that had been there as long as my house had been, when my house was up the road and on the right. I don't have one of those cheap systems either!
Complete ignorance on the womans part, now she wants someone else to pay for it.

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I saw this yesterday. It's funny how many people try to blame companies or organizations for them not using their brains in the first place. >_<


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And people wonder why there are so many things that you have to sign when doing something. Because people are SUE HAPPY


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*speechless* idk what to say.
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