Richardson & Boynton Settles

Richardson & Boynton Settles

Having failed in its efforts to induce the city of Dover, N. J., to grant a reduction from the affirmative judgment for $13,011.07, plus costs, which the town has held against the Richardson & Boynton Company since February, 1912, for water taken from the town water supply without authority, the concern named has sent its check for $13,158.07 to Attorney Elmer King, of Morristown. Mr. King represented Dover in the long-drawn-out litigation which resulted in the verdict stated. It was in the fall of 1908 that Charles P. Cook, of the Dover water department, succeeded in solving the mystery of the unaccountable disappearance of a large volume of water from the town’s low service supply. What Mr. Cook discovered was that employes of the Richardson & Boynton Company were in the habit of turning on a valve connected with a town main running through the stove works’ premises and letting the town water run into the company’s huge standpipe, which was supposed to be filled from a well owned by the company. A suit brought by the town through Mr. King resulted in a verdict in favor of Dover for $15,077.

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