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DUCKING FOR DOLLARS? WOMAN SUES LEMIEUX, PENS OVER ACCIDENT

     Mario Lemieux is a defendant in a civil suit filed by a
woman who was hit in the nose by a hockey puck at a game five
years ago.  The incident occurred during a Penguins-Rangers game
while play was stopped because of a fight.  The woman, Patricia
Ward, is suing both Lemieux and the Penguins for negligence since
Lemiuex flipped the puck during a timeout -- a violation of NHL
rules.  Her attorney, Charles Evans, noted a precedent -- a woman
struck by a baseball during batting practice at Three Rivers
successfully suing for damages (Jan Ackerman, PITTSBURGH POST-
GAZETTE, 9/29).
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