Education: Father & Son

Can a student sue his father for a college education? Last fortnight one tried it. He was William Volkmar Scharr Smith, son of Augustus Volkmar Scharr Smith, a Manhattan lawyer who once handled the affairs of Tammany Boss Richard Croker. Four years ago Student Smith entered the University of Colorado at Boulder. For part of his expenses he got loans from Boulder banks on the strength of a verbal agreement, later confirmed in writing, by which he claimed his father had agreed to defray them. Student Smith also helped support himself by waiting...

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