Fight Over Commission

The following court case was reported on the front page of the June 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News,

“Both Claim the Commission.

The triangular fight between the real-estate firms of D.S. Place and Henry L. Turner & Co. and Eliza J. Eaton over a commission of $350 has been placed on Judge Horton’s calendar for early trial.

Mrs. Eaton, in the bill filed by her in commencing the suit, said she had put the property at 1250 Washington boulevard in the hands of brokers to sell. Last March William T. Hill purchased the property for $14,000 and both the real-estate firms made defendants to the suit immediately demanded the usual brokers’ fee of 2-1/2 per cent. To discover which firm was really entitled to the commission the complainant commenced the court proceedings.”


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