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BROKERSUED FOR SLANDER VAN VLISSINGEN IS NAMED IN $50,000 DAMAGE SUIT. M ilwaakee Aveaae Merehaat Eaters Salt Aaralast Real Estate Mia aad ' Others, Ckarg-Iac Ckarg-Iac Ckarg-Iac Co as pi racy. Two suits for S0,000 damages each, charg ing malicious prosecution and slander, were filed against Peter Van Vllsslngen, real estate- estate- dealer, and others, in the Circuit court yesterday. Soloman . Flschman, for many years a cloak merchant at 910 Mil waukee avenue, is the complainant. In one of the suits John C . Williams, an attorney with offices at 88 La Salla street. and - John M. Lowlnv. K93 North Clark street, are named as codeleniaut s wuh' Van.' Vlisaingen. The-tbree The-tbree The-tbree men are alleged to have conspired to convict Flschman of per jury. In the suit charging slander the real- real- estate dealer is the sol defendant- defendant- r ' ' . Salt Oateane of Feed. ' '- '- The suits are the latest development in the troubles of Van Vllsslngen. and Fisch man, which have been in the courts almost continuously since June. 1903. Th contro versy between them grew out of disagreements disagreements In the settlement of business relations relations following a fire in a building owned bat not oceu Died by Flschman. - In Van Vlisslngen's bill Flschman claimed three Items were wrong. Flschman sued Van VllKSlngen- VllKSlngen- in Justice Martin's court. At the hearing of the case Van Vllsslngen produced a receipt in full bearing Fisch-man's Fisch-man's Fisch-man's signature. The cloak merchant protested protested he had not signed the paper as a receipt receipt in full, and that the receipt had been changed after he signed it. A verdict waa returned in Flschman' favor. V Coaspiraey I -Charsjed. -Charsjed. Van Vllsslngen is then alleged to have caused Fischman's arrest on an alleged false charge of perjury In relation to the alleged receipt in full. - Flschman was indicted and arraigned for trial before a Jury in Judge Arthur Chetlain's court Feb. 1. The Jury turned in a verdict the following day acquitting acquitting Flschman. "There is sufficient evidence to support our conspiracy charges in the malicious-prosecution malicious-prosecution malicious-prosecution malicious-prosecution case." said Klckham Scanlan. who filed the papers in the case. "The action of the Jury in clearing Flschman after a few minutes' deliberation Indicates bow slight cause of action there was against Mr. Fisch-man." Fisch-man." Fisch-man." - ' .