Business: Old Sue-&-Settle Man

A decision handed down last week by the U. S. Supreme Court showed that Old Man Venner is still at it. He knows what courts are for—rich old Clarence Venner does. They exist for the purpose of enabling a smart fellow to annoy his neighbors, especially when, as in these days, his neighbors are big corporations.

For half a century, Old Man Venner has been bringing suits, winning almost none of them and making money out of all of them—or nearly all. Shrewd lawyer, he first buys a few shares in a company, then...

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