Preston Lavery was handed another win today when his legal team, led by attorney Lillian Walker, managed to secure the rights to a patent once held by famous local inventor Tate Nithercott. Mr. Nithercott, once described by his neighbors as a menace to public safety, died in 1964 following a freak accident in which he electrocuted himself with a fusion-powered waffle iron. Prior to his death, however, he claimed to have developed a working “floaty slab” and patented his design.
According to documents secured by Beagle reporters, Nithercott’s “floaty slab” resembles a modern-day hoverboard and is powered through by a complex electromagnetic system. Sources close to the case said that Mr. Lavery plans to further develop Nithercott’s patent, with future large-scale hoverboard manufacturing on the horizon.