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Woman sues Google after being hit by a car while using walking directions

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  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Woman sues Google after being hit by a car while using walking directions
    Lisa Katayama at 9:26 AM Mon


    A woman named Lauren Rosenberg is suing Google for $100,000 after she walked onto a highway and got hit by a car while following Google Maps directions on her Blackberry. She disregarded, or didn't see, the warning that says: "Walking directions are in beta. Use caution - This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths." She also apparently didn't use common sense.

    From Fortune:

    Defendant Google, through its "Google Maps" service provided Plaintiff Lauren Rosenberg with walking directions that led her out onto Deer valley Drive, a.k.a. State Route 224, a rural highway with no sidewalks, and a roadway that exhibits motor vehicles traveling at high speeds, that is not reasonably safe for pedestrians.

    The Defendant Google expects uses of the walking map site to rely on the accuracy of the walking directions given....

    As a direct and proximate cause of Defendant Google's careless, reckless, and negligent providing of unsafe directions, Plaintiff Laren Rosenberg was led onto a dangerous highway, and was thereby stricken by a motor vehicle...
  2. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Wow, it is amazing that someone have the stones to actually sue google because they are stupid. People like this ruin a lot of great things for the rest of us.
  3. Bob Sacamano

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    Oi, Oi. I suing!
  4. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Some people are to stupid to live.
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Pssst.... ;)
  6. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Lmao...
  7. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Reminds me of the time Michael Scott drove into the lake because his GPS told him to.
  8. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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    Common sense is facing extinction. :(
  9. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Common sense isn't so common anymore. :eek::
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    google should have told her to go walk off a bridge...
  11. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Bite me.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'd say she should go **** herself, only I'm afraid I'd be arrested for encouraging prostitution.
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Just messin' with ya.
  14. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    theo do you look for these or do you get emailed stuff like this as a kind of 'look what you could be representing' lol just wondering cause you always come post these crazy people doing stupid stuff, just wonder how you come across it
  15. Bob Sacamano

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    theo isn't a lawyer in the sense that he prosecutes or defends people.
  16. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    i know i was joking about that the question is just where does he find all these stories
  17. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    boingboing.net
  18. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    awesome thanks cool site
  19. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Whats more sad? A woman suing for something so stupid, or the fact that there's an idiot lawyer on every corner willing to take the case?
  20. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    What's worse....her suing, the lawyer for taking the case or the judge that didn't throw the case out? :banghead:

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