Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Dowd and Dowd v. Gleason

816 N.E.2d 754 (2004)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 35,400+ case briefs...

Dowd and Dowd v. Gleason

Illinois Appellate Court

816 N.E.2d 754 (2004)

Facts

Nancy Gleason (defendant) was a partner for the law firm Dowd & Dowd, Ltd. (Dowd) (plaintiff). Allstate Insurance Co. was one of Gleason’s clients at Dowd. Gleason left Dowd to open a new law firm, and she took Allstate with her as a client. Evidence adduced at trial indicated that Gleason solicited and secured Allstate’s business for the new firm prior to resigning from Dowd. Dowd sued Gleason for breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage. The trial court ruled in favor of Dowd, awarding over $2.4 million in damages for lost profits and compensation to Gleason over the period during which she was in breach of her fiduciary duty. Gleason appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (O’Malley, 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 618,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead 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.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 618,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,400 briefs, keyed to 984 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.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 618,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 35,400 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership