Torts: What's in a Name

They tell the story about New York Banker Otto Kahn. It seems he was being chauffeured to work one day when he spotted a tailor's shop displaying the proud sign MAX KAHN, COUSIN OF OTTO KAHN. Enraged, the financier stopped the car, roared into the store and ordered Non-Relative Max to take the sign down forthwith. "Yes, sir," said Max timidly. Next day, Kahn drove by again and was greeted with a new

Sign: MAX KAHN, FORMERLY COUSIN OF OTTO KAHN.

Max was obviously trying to crease a few extra pants on the strength...

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