In "The Interlopers," how did the Gradwitz family receive all the land they have?

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The text does not say how the Gradwitz family received all of their land.  We also do not know how much land they actually have.  What the text does say is that the disputed tract of land was given to the Gradwitz family by the courts.  According to the text,...

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The text does not say how the Gradwitz family received all of their land.  We also do not know how much land they actually have.  What the text does say is that the disputed tract of land was given to the Gradwitz family by the courts.  According to the text, there was a famous court ruling that favored Ulrich's grandfather.  Here is what the text says:

A famous lawsuit, in the days of his grandfather, had wrested it from the illegal possession of a neighboring family of petty landowners.

The text also say that the Znaeym family, who lost the land, did not accept the court ruling.  Hence, we read of the beginning of the feud. 

We should also mention that the Gradwitz family probably had a lot more land. This is implied at the end of the story, when the two men reconcile.  It is mentioned that Ulrich von Gradwitz lived in a castle.  This shows his wealth. 

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