It meant, in the first place, that the lawsuit
was over at last.
And so it happened that, as the crude little model of Bell's original telephone lay in the Patent Office open and unprotected except by a few phrases that clever lawyers might evade, there sprang up inevitably around it the most costly and persistent Patent War that any country has ever known, continuing for eleven years and comprising SIX HUNDRED LAWSUITS.
When all the evidence in the various Gray lawsuits is sifted out, there appear to have been three distinctly different Grays: first, Gray the SCOFFER, who examined Bell's telephone at the Centennial and said it was "nothing but the old lover's telegraph.
In all, the Bell Company fought out thirteen lawsuits that were of national interest, and five that were carried to the Supreme Court in Washington.
True, the ceremony had been cut down to three mere taps on the shoulder, but Governors who tried to evade that much found themselves and their office compassed about with a great cloud of witnesses who took up their time with lawsuits
and, worse still, neglected the puppies.
I understood, from something which the Colonel told us, that a lawsuit
had been going on between you, Mr.
It 'ud be a help to me wi' these lawsuits
, and arbitrations, and things.
Or, have you been a bad steward to yourself, and wasted your property in lawsuits
and the like?
You are the son of my aunt, consequently my cousin; you come from Noyon, in Picardy; you have several lawsuits
and no attorney.
Yes; my dear, Tinker is quite right: I've lost and won more lawsuits
than any man in England.
To cite just one example, some states are notoriously plaintiff-friendly, meaning that, given identical facts, a corporation's legal exposure in one state can exceed its legal exposure in another state; too often, the outcome just depends on where the plaintiffs' lawyer files the lawsuit