Pedestrian sues Google over directions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

June 1, 2010

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- A woman who says she relied on Google for walking directions in Utah that got her hit on a major roadway has filed a lawsuit against the Internet company claiming it supplied unsafe directions.

Lauren Rosenberg filed the $100,000 lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Utah. It also names a motorist she says hit her.

A Google spokeswoman also did not return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Rosenberg says she used her BlackBerry to download walking directions from Google Maps between two Park City addresses.

The Los Angeles County resident claims the directions led her to walk through Park City on a road without sidewalks that she says isn't safe for pedestrians.

Rosenberg couldn't be reached Tuesday. Her attorneys did not return messages.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by TK3 on Jun 2, 2010 at 03:21 PM
    How absurd but then maybe Google wanted her off-line for good :-)
  • by Cynthia Location: North Augusta on Jun 2, 2010 at 08:54 AM
    The google maps is designated for driving not pedestrians.
  • by Anonymous Location: Evans on Jun 2, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    What kills me is how we as a nation go on and on about our national debt and how we blame this political party or that political party, but no one thinks about the useless waste of tax dollars on stupid $&#@ like this. Every time something takes place in a court room in this country it uses our tax dollars. Even if a judge decides to throw it out it's still a ruling that requires tax dollars. It makes me mad as **** that this type of nonsense is even allowed. This ties right up there with whoever it was that sued McDonalds because the coffee was too hot.
  • by Becky Location: Beech Island on Jun 1, 2010 at 09:16 PM
    I guess there wasn't an app for common sense huh?
  • by Marie Location: Augusta on Jun 1, 2010 at 08:14 PM
    I prefer to study maps and take my own decisions. Nobody has to tell me what to do or where to go. Dependency is not the best option.
  • by LAUGHING OUT LOUD Location: AUGUSTA GA on Jun 1, 2010 at 02:33 PM
    I WANT TO KNOW IF THE DIRECTIONS WAS TO STATE...JUMP ACROSS THIS BRIDGE AND YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT YOUR DESTINATION.. WOULD SHE HAVE DID?? SHE STATED THAT THERE WAS NO SIDEWALKS TO WALK ON, ON A BUSY HIGHWAY SO WAS THE DRIVER AT FAULT WHO HIT HER OR WAS SHE CHARGED FOR JAYWALKING OR WHAT??? SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS TOPIC. SORRY TO SAY BUT SHE'S NOT GOING TO WIN THIS CASE OVER THE MAJOR WEBSITE "GOOGLE"
  • by Ha on Jun 1, 2010 at 02:00 PM
    yup she sounds pretty ******** i really hope the courts dont give her what she wants this should really be thrown out for stupidity
  • by E.T. Location: GA on Jun 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    Look at her last name?.....no comment
  • by Dana Location: Augusta, GA on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:53 AM
    this woman sounds like a real ******.
  • by regina Location: north augusta on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    Are you serious? When do we start taking blame for our own actions?
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