Foreign News: Costly Case

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

The £1,200,000 ($6,000,000) suit in Chancery over the estate of the late Lord Northcliffe (TIME, Dec. 13) piled up some £8,000 ($39,000) in counsel fees last week, after only eight days of litigation.

The plaintiff, Miss Louise Owen, a dark-eyed graceful woman, for 20 years Lord Northcliffe's secretary, made sensational charges against his brother, Lord Rothermere, who has succeeded him as the great overlord of the British press. Miss Owen charged that Lord Rothermere, as an executor of the Northcliffe estate,...

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