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Longest Lawsuit

In the year 1327 the four French communes of Roquebillière, Belvédère, Saint-Martin-Vesubie and Lautosque became involved in a lawsuit over 16,000 acres of pasturage which their boundaries mutually adjoined. For 600 years the suit has prospered—while the Royal Houses of Valois, Orleans, Bourbon and Bonaparte rose, flourished and declined. Whole families of lawyers and litigants have been founded and have passed away. Recently the Court of Appeals at Aix rendered what it is hoped will be a final decision. By order of the Court the pasturage in question will be...

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