National Affairs: Public Interest

After lasting more than six months, a suit instituted by the Department of Justice to recover German Dye Patents sold by the Government to the Chemical Foundation, Inc., was settled. The Government lost. Its claim was denied, and the title of the Chemical Foundation to the patents was confirmed.

Judge Hugh M. Morris of the U. S. District Court at Wilmington, Del., gave an opinion of 20,000 words, denying the allegations of the Government that the sale was illegal because of an insufficient price, because of lack of authority, or because of a technical...

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