This folder contains material pertaining to suits brought by the Greater New York Film Rental Co. against the Motion Picture Patents Co. (MPPCo) and the General Film Co. in the State of New York and in the federal courts. Other defendants included Thomas A. Edison, Inc., the Edison Manufacturing Co., the American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., and other manufacturers licensed by MPPCo. The cases were initiated in 1911 and 1914 and involved disputes over licenses and allegations of monopoly against MPPCo and the General Film Co. The selected items are primarily from a printed record in the state case: Summons, Complaint, Affidavits, Injunction and Order to Show Cause. Several pages bear marginal notations by Edison. Also included are a few letters regarding the eventual settlement of the federal suit by decree in 1916. Among the items not selected are writs and pleadings; correspondence relating to legal fees and the progress of litigation; and other letters to and from the defendant companies.