Business & Finance: Winners Take 7 1/2%

When the U. S. Supreme Court ordered Illinois Bell Telephone Co. to refund $20,700,000 to its coin-box subscribers last April, the historic Chicago rate case was by no means closed. Gathering dust in the company's files were no less than 45,000,000 collection records—115 tons of them—which had to be recalculated. Some 1,900 clerks will labor at this mighty bookkeeping for three years. More than 1,000,000 checks have to be made out, signed and mailed. And not until last week did Federal judges in Chicago fix the fee for the three lawyers who outsmarted...

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