Consolidated Freightways Corp. of Delaware v. Williams
Georgia Court of Appeals, First Division
139 Ga. App. 302 (1976)
Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware (Consolidated) (defendant) offered a reward of up to $5,000 to any employee who supplied information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone stealing from the company. Williams (plaintiff), a Consolidated supervisor, caught a fellow employee in the act of stealing and provided the information to company officials. Thereafter, Williams attempted to claim the reward but was denied by Consolidated. Williams filed suit to collect the reward. A jury found in favor of Williams and awarded him $5,000. Consolidated filed a motion for a directed verdict in its favor. The trial court denied the motion. Consolidated appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stolz, J.)
What to do next…
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 97,000 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.
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 174,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 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.