Law: Mr. Beck Wins

The United States sued Motor Trucks, Ltd., of Canada in the Supreme Court of Ontario to recover lands and buildings valued at $376,496.89. The case was carried up on appeal to the British Privy Council. Because the United States was the appellant, the bar of England suspended all rules governing admission in order that James M. Beck, Solicitor General of the U. S., might appear before the highest tribunal of the British Empire. Mr. Beck's argument was the first ever presented by a foreigner to the Privy Council. The claim was allowed.


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