Gordon v. United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
203 F.2d 248 (1953)
Gordon (defendant) and other partners of a sewing machine and appliance business were charged with willfully violating § 601 of the Defense Production Act for selling sewing machines on credit terms prohibited under the statute and accompanying regulations, including not collecting a down payment. The case was tried and submitted to the jury on the theory that knowledge of one partner regarding the transactions was “imputable, attributable, and chargeable” to the other partner and that knowledge and acts of the salespeople who made the sales and kept the records, while acting in the course of their employment, were imputable and chargeable to the employing partners. Gordon and the others were convicted and they appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Murrah, J.)
Dissent (Huxman, J.)
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