This folder contains material pertaining to damage suits brought against the Motion Picture Patents Co., Thomas A. Edison, Inc., and other licensed manufacturers by the Chicago Film Exchange, the Theatre Film Service of San Francisco, and other licensed and unlicensed exhibitors. Most of the cases were initiated in April and May 1916, after the federal government's antitrust case against the Motion Picture Patents Co. was settled by decree in February. The plaintiffs sought triple damages from the defendants under the provisions of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914. The selected items include correspondence by Edison and by Delos Holden and Henry Lanahan of the Legal Department concerning the defense and the eventual settlement of the suits. Among the items not selected are bills of complaint and correspondence regarding the progress of litigation, legal fees, and legal representation.