Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,900+ case briefs...

Community Counselling Service, Inc. v. Reilly

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
313 F.2d 239 (1963)



Community Counseling Service, Inc. (CCS) (plaintiff), a corporation engaged in professional fundraising, hired Reilly (defendant) in 1957. In July 1959, Reilly transferred from the operations division to the sales division and became a regional sales representative. His job was to find organizations who were interested in starting fundraising campaigns, and to secure commitments from them to have CCS run the campaign. On January 4, 1960, he informed CCS that he intended to resign. The parties agreed that his resignation would take effect on January 26, 1960. During the intervening three weeks, Reilly spoke to three different religious organizations about fundraising campaigns. Prior to January 26, Reilly obtained commitments from the three groups to have him personally run the fundraising campaigns after his departure from CCS. After leaving CCS, Reilly conducted campaigns for the three groups and was paid fees and commissions. CCS sued Reilly for an accounting, arguing that Reilly had disloyally pursued his own interests while still employed by CCS. The trial court found in Reilly’s favor, and CCS appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Haynsworth, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 454,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 454,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,900 briefs, keyed to 226 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial