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END OF KNIBBS VALVE SUIT.

Issue 26 and Volume 36.

END OF KNIBBS VALVE SUIT. The suit of Campbell against the City of New York, which has occupied the attention of the courts for more than twenty-live years, has been decided in favor of the city by the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. The claim was for $26,321,619.15. In the decision of a Master appointed by the court, there was one judgment for $1,182,117.39. Most of those who were originally concerned in the dispute are dead, among them James Knibbs himself, who died in poverty, two years ago. For a consideration and part interest Knibbs had assigned his claim to Christopher Campbell, now dead. A syndicate formed to fight the case against the city spent $400,000 in the course of the long litigation, and the costs, amounting to at least $20,000, have been placed on the plaintiffs, among whom, besides the legal heirs and assignees of Knibbs, it is…

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