Woman using a cell phone during a movie sues the theater for negligence

Woman using a cell phone during a movie sues the theater for negligence
We've heard some horror stories about the repercussions of using a cell phone during a movie, but this time around it seems like a cell phone user is the one who is going after the theater. From the looks of it, a woman was hit on the head as she was hunched over chatting on a cell phone “discreetly.” It apparently seems to be a bigger issue for the woman because a lump started to form afterwards and required a trip to a nearby hospital to address it. Sure we all know that cell phone usage during a movie is looked down upon, but the woman is suing the movie theater because they were negligent for not properly maintaining the armrests. Even though texting or chatting on a phone during a movie can rely be annoying to some people being affected by it, the woman simply said, "I bent down so as not to disturb anybody." Who knows what will ultimately come out of this, but maybe the whole situation with the armrest falling as she was on her phone happened for a reason – we'll see how things pan out in the end.

via The Consumerist



1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Any judge worth his robe will throw this out as soon as it gets to his court and then toss her and her lawyer in jail for waisting the courts time.

2. avengedfo7ld

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

Seriously....this is what you post.... Find some real cellular news. And spell check is your friend.... "really"

8. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009


11. avengedfo7ld

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

This should not be classified under cell phone news. While funny, it is still unfortunate that bigger things are not happening in the cellular world. Where are the awesome new phones like the EVO at??

3. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Why can't people take responsibility for their own actions? Have we gotten that bad? People suing for hot coffee burns, McDonalds making you fat and now getting hit in the head for talking on the phone during a movie? c'mon where's the common sense? I'm going to sue because the gym made my arms swell up, then I'm going to sue the music industry for giving me neck pains for head banging, then I'm going to sue Facebook because it takes up all my freetime...this is funny but I'm sure someone will try it. Listen to Weird Al's song "Sue Ya!"

7. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

& am gonna "sue" because i read this! lol

12. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Cellgeek82- this is pretty sad but people these days Don't have common sense and or are just looking for a get rich quick scheme.

4. liquidmonkey unregistered

so let me get this straight....she was bent down talking on her mobile (when she totally should not be) and an ARMREST FELL hitting her in the head causing a bump?!?!?! WTF?!?! since when do arm rests weight 40 kilos???? i seriously doubt any arm rest falling would cause even an impression on your head or skin. this sounds like total BS never mind the fact that the lady is a cucking funt for talking on her phone while a movie is going on.

5. thecellking

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 18, 2010

look she has no right to talk in middle of a movie but come on dont hit her tell her to get out its called the right way

6. scottmbolt unregistered

What a jack ass. Its too bad she didn't get knocked the f*ck out for being a moron on her phone during a movie. I totally agree with CellGeek above me. I am sick of these idiots who pull this kind of crap, and put a strain on our legal system. If I ever met this moron, I would joyfully bitch slap her across her face.

9. renegade626

Posts: 54; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Does that mean when im walking and texting outside and run into a light-post and hurt myself, I would be smart to try to sue the city?

13. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yes and you could blame it on the city for not having "Signs" saying its dangerous to walk and text. LOL

10. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I doubt she would have a case for this. In a reasonable situation, a patron at a movie theater would not have to PUT THEIR HEAD UNDER AN ARMREST. This is like saying you bought French Fries at McDonalds and you got burns from putting them in your pants. So much money being wasted because stupid people want to be stupid.

14. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

What they should get her is one of those chairs you sit in on a roller coaster, that has a foam pad that goes over your neck, shoulders, and chest. Keep her in that the entire duration of the movie. She should probably just rent the next few Harry Potter movies though.

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