[D8955ACA], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 6th, 1889


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[D8955ACA], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 6th, 1889

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Re Edison vs. Gilliland and Tomlinson. I beg to say that the law firm of Coudert Brothers has filled an appearance in court for the defendants in this case. Under the rules of pleading in the United States Court, their appearance was due the first Monday in the month succeeding the month in which our Complaint was filed. Thus their appearance was due on the first Monday of June, and was made on that date. Their answer must be filed on or before the first Monday of July. ### One of the newpapers states that our complaint will be demurred to, that is to say, the defendant will take the ground that even if all we state in our complaint is ture, the defendant is not liable. If the defense takes that step, it will be only to gain time, and to postpone the date of final judgement, for there is no doubt that such a demurrer would be decided against them, and that they would then be compelled to put in a defense on the facts and the merits. ### No doubt you have already learned the substance of this letter from newspapers, but not withstanding this, I send the letter in order to be sure that you are kept informed




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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