Jarndyce v. Jarndyce

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Jarndyce v. Jarndyce the Chancery suit around which the plot of Dickens's Bleak House (1853) revolves, and which over the years has destroyed the happiness and lives of most members of the family involved as they become obsessed with pursuing their claims and waiting for the long-expected judgement; in the end, the costs of the case are found to have consumed the whole property.