Thursday, June 22, 2017
Some may remember Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, the fictional case in Bleak House by Charles Dickens. It was based on the real case of Jennens v. Jennens, which continued for 117 years until the legal fees exhausted the estate.
And there’s the New Orleans case that lasted 57 years. Unfortunately, the successful plaintiff died six years before the case concluded.
The D.C. Bar’s magazine, Washington Lawyer features a short article about other cases that lasted a very long time (here).