End still not in sight for war of toy...

End still not in sight for war of toy trains -

There are 8 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jul 25, 2007, titled End still not in sight for war of toy trains -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Somewhere up in roundhouse heaven, the 19th-century railroad barons who fought ruthlessly for coast-to-coast dominance must be shaking their heads over the great modern day courtroom clash of the toy train ...

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Very sad reader

Cockeysville, MD

#1 Jul 25, 2007
15 paragraph to get to the actual story?An intersting headline became a v e r y s l o w stroll through a lot of dreck to find out what was happening.
John certifidtrainfre ak

Seattle, WA

#2 Jul 25, 2007
Not only are the 19th century railroad barons turning in their graves, I'm sure Joshua LIONEL Cowen, the founder of LIONEL, is surpassing their demonstration of disbelief. J.L.Cowen's concept of developing a father-sun relationship with toy trains as the field of relating is as far from the current courtroom clash as east is from west. Unfortunately the only winners in this judicial brawl will be the lawyers, as always. How unfortunate and how childish.
Sports Father

Baltimore, MD

#3 Jul 25, 2007
MTH has chosen to compete in the court room rather than the marketplace, and that is a shame. The allegedly stolen designs were for a very small number of models 7 years ago, and MTH is trying to pervert that fact into a larger ongoing claim. Make trains, not war.
Hevytrain

United States

#4 Jul 25, 2007
Sadly, This is the world we live in. When people sue each other over a pair of pants and criminals are set free, our (un)justice system strikes again! My prediction is that in 10 years you'll only be able get any of these trains on e-bay or at an antique store.
Reynard ZNH

Austin, TX

#5 Jul 26, 2007
It is a shame to see grown men become so fractious over such tiny issues, none the less it looks like they would sacrifice their entire businesses simply to assert their vidictiveness. Would either of these sides consider a reasonable, survivable settlement?

On the other hand I do not see the model railroading business going away anytime soon, especially if the nation wakes up and starts building and using high speed trains. There is a connection.
James Rawlings

United States

#6 Jul 26, 2007
Sipple is either guilty of very sloppy journalism or just completely out of touch with how compensation would be paid in this matter. In fact, if MTH prevails, the basis of payment to the attorneys relates to the contingent fee...and, so Mr. Sipple understands, MTH will receive more than enough compensation to cover the legal expenses with a substantial damage sum left over.
roberto

Morris Plains, NJ

#8 Jul 28, 2007
this fight is crazy it is a 7 year old fight even the the judges cant decide who wins after 6 1/2 years
all i can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!
roberto

Morris Plains, NJ

#9 Jul 28, 2007
this fight is crazy it is a 7 year old fight even the the judges cant decide who wins after 6 1/2 years
all i can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!

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