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Torts Keyed to Miller
Riss v. New York
Citation:240 N.E.2d 860 (N.Y. 1968)
Linda Riss (Plaintiff) was attacked by her stalker, a man she had rejected. Riss went to the New York City police department (defendant) numerous times with concerns for her safety but was never helped. The stalker eventually hired someone to attack the plaintiff, leaving her blind in one eye, partially blind in the other eye, and her face permanently scarred. She sued the City of New York (Defendant) for the police department’s negligent failure to protect her.
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