ITALY: Emanuele v. N. Y.

King Vittorio Emanuele III and New York State went to law last month (TIME, June 17). A piffling $900, and a far-reaching principle, were at stake. The principle which Italy hoped to write down in international law was that the estate of any person who has been a resident but not a citizen of a foreign state, and who dies intestate, shall be administered by his own, rather than his adopted country.

The $900 claimed from New York by Italy's King represented the savings of one Antonio Comincio, who...

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