Glover v. Veterans
|Glover v. Veterans|
|Court||DC Court of Appeals|
|Citation||68 A.2d 233|
|Date decided||August 10, 1949|
Maurice Bernstein was murdered on June 5th 1946.
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America = JWV = "Veterans" = defendant
Veterans offered a $500 reward for anyone provide information leading to the arrest & conviction of Bernstein's killer.
1 of the suspects was the boyfriend of Mrs. Glover's daughter. Mrs. Glover told the police that her daughter & the suspect boyfriend, Wheeler, had left the city.
Wheeler was subsequently convicted of Bernstein's murder after the police used Mrs. Glover's tips.The reward was first published on June 7th 1946. However, Mrs. Glover first learned about the reward on June 12th 1946.
Glover sued the Veterans seeking to collect the $500 reward. Glover lost.Glover appealed to the District of Columbia Municipal Court of Appeals.
Judge Clagett: Rewards offered by private organizations are governed by contract law.An offeree can't assent to an offer unless the offeree knows the offer exists. Otherwise, there is no meeting of the minds.