Business & Finance: Plaintiff Willett

In December, George F. Willett, banker of Norwood, Mass., sued the Boston banking firms of F. S. Moseley & Co., Killer, Peabody & Co. and Robert F. Herrick, Boston lawyer, for $15,000,000. He claimed that these had conspired to rob his onetime firm, Willett, Sears & Co., of the control of two felt companies. After the longest superior court trial on record (184 days), he got a verdict of $10,534,109.00—the largest judgment ever awarded by a court to an individual (TIME, Dec. 29). When he received news that he had won back this fortune,...

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