Friday, October 10, 2014

Riss v. NY case brief summary

Riss v. NY case brief summary

F: P was terrorized for morethan six mth by Burton, whom she rejected. Burton threatened to have P killed if hse did not yield to him. P went to police, but ignored. P became engaged to another man, and during her engagement party Burton wanred P that it was last chance. P again begged the police for help, but she was refused. Man hired by Burton attacked P, and P was injured. P sued D, NY city, for negligent failure to provide police protection. TC ruled in favor D. AC affirmed

R: Cities are immune from liability for the negligent failure to provide adequate police protection.

A: the amount of police protection available to individuals is limited by community resources and is a legislative executive decision.

C: affirmed

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