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05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Woman Sues, Hit In The Head With Armrest While Answering Cell Phone During Movie

This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling.

Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee with her 10-year-old son, did just that as The Incredible Hulk was doing his thing on the big screen. She clicked her vibrating phone and hunched forward to "discreetly" hold her conversation, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court. But it was as she was leaning forward, her head tilted to the side that an upright armrest fell in to position -- bonking her so hard, she says, that she went to the hospital with a concussion.

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