Some of my briefs are just that, brief. Some hardly need to be stated. I think.
Look at this that I did for contracts. The case in the book was pretty darned short. Is this brief too brief? (warning: you cannot read this unless you already briefed the case.
Glover v. Jewish War Veterans of United States , 68 A.2d 233, District of Columbia, Muncipal Court of Appeals, Glagett, 1949
Following the murder of a pharmacist, D offered a reward of $500 "to the person or persons furnishing information resulting in the apprehension and conviction of" the murderers.
P, without knowing of the reward, told police where they could find Reginald Wheeler.
Police, using this information, arrested Wheeler who was later convicted of the murder.
P sued to gain the reward.
Trial court found for D.
P appealed to this court.
Whether a person giving information in fulfillment of a reward offer from a non-governmental entity without knowing of the reward offer is entitled to the reward.
Arguments of the Parties:
Reward offers from non-governmental entities fall under contract law.
"it is impossible for an offeree to ... to assent to an offer unless he knows of its existence."
Without acceptance of an offer there can be no contract.
P did not know of the reward offer until after she gave the information. At that time there was no contract.
Held the trial court correctly instructed the jury to return a verdict for D
Lower court judgment stands.