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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Linda Riss Pugach Dies at 75

Linda Riss Pugach died in New York on Tuesday.  In 1959, Linda Riss was blinded in a lye attack by men hired by her jealous ex-boyfriend, Burton Pugach.  Pugach went to jail for 14 years and married Riss upon his release.  The attack story is told in Riss v. City of New York, a staple on sovereign immunity in torts casebooks.  The NYT has an obituary

Thanks to John Goldberg for the tip.


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