Publication: The Trenton Evening Times
Trenton, NJ, United States
TO HALT MAKING OF DOOR KNOBS
Officers of Artistic Porcelain Company Charge Him With Violating Trade Agreement; Ask Injunction
COULDN'T SATISFY JUDGMENT, IT'S SAID
Chancery Relief is Asked Because of the Allegation That Boch Has Been Through Bankruptcy and is Heavily in Debt—Details of Agreement Involved in the Suit.
Charging that Noah W. Boch of this city, trading as the American Porcelain Works, has violated a trade agreement, the Artistic Porcelain Company, also of Trenton, has brought a suit in the Court of Chancery to restrain him from the manufacture of white porcelain door knobs.
Vice Chancellor Walker has made an order directing Boch to show cause at the State House Tuesday, August 31 why a permanent injunction should not be issued restraining him as requested in the bill of complaint.
The order also imposes a temporary restraint prohibiting the defendant from continuing the manufacture or sale of such door knobs pending the legal decision in the suit. W. Holt Edgar is counsel for the complainant.
According to the bill of complaint filed in the action Boch has contracted with the complainant to manufacture for it certain kinds of jet and mineral floor knobs at his works on Murray and Artisan Streets, this city said that he has refused to continue such manufacture. It is charged also that Boch has refused to fire certain kilns for the manufacture of knobs for the complainant as he agreed to do.
The bill of complainant continues to allege that according to the contract Boch was not to manufacture white knobs or other white porcelain goods before January 1, 1910, but that he has already commenced such manufacture and has a quantity of those goods ready to market. The complainant asserts that Boch has been through bankruptcy and Is heavily In debt so that even if judgment was recovered against him in a law court it would not be satisfied. The relief is, therefore prayed for in Chancery.