THE LUCE BLOCK DECISION STANDS.
The United States Circuit court of appeals at Cincinnati has rendered its decision in the famous case of Friedman vs. The Greenwich, growing out of the collapse of the Luce block, in Grand Rapids, in 1901. The insurance companies claimed that the building collapsed before taking fire; but the decisions in the lower courts were all against their positions. It is now held that, as the companies combined when making the test cases, those whose cases have not yet been heard are debarred from any further contest and are held by the decision already rendered. There are thirty companies, whose cases have not yet been passed upon, with $90,000 of insurance.