Illinois Central R. Co. v. Turrill, 110 U.S. 301 (1884)
U.S. Supreme CourtIllinois Central R. Co. v. Turrill, 110 U.S. 301 (1884)
Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Turrill
Argued January 11, 14, 1884
Decided January 28, 1884
110 U.S. 301
1. In 1876, a decree was made affirming the principles of a decree below in a suit in equity for relief against infringement of a patent, but sending the case back to ascertain and correct the amount of the damages, on principles laid down by the court. The master reported in 1879. Held that under the circumstances, it was equitable to allow interest on the amount from the date of the report.
2. A suit in equity seeking relief against an infringement of a patent does not abate by the death of the plaintiff, but may be prosecuted to final judgment by his legal representative.