Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

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.)

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 449,000 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 449,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 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