Thursday, January 24, 2013
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.