This folder contains material pertaining to two suits brought by the Columbia Phonograph Co. against the National Phonograph Co. and two of its agents, William J. Rahley of Baltimore and Whitson Brothers of Washington, D.C. The Rahley case was heard in the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Maryland; the Whitson case, in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. Both cases were initiated in April 1901 and involved territorial sales rights. The selected items include the bill of complaint and a summary of docket entries for the Rahley case, along with correspondence regarding the progress of litigation in both suits. Among the documents not selected are briefs and other materials pertaining to the subsequent appeal of the Whitson verdict by the National Phonograph Co.