McGlone v. Lacey

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McGlone v. Lacey
Court U.S.D.C., District of South Dakota
Citation 288 F.Supp. 662 (1968)
Date decided September 12, 1968
Case Opinions
majority written by Nichol

Facts: Plaintiff seeking an attorney makes offer, but the attorney did not respond. The statute of limitations ran.

Issue: Did Defendant lawyer owe any liability to Plaintiff (was a contract formed)?

Holding: No


  • Acceptance must be unequivocal in order to create contract.
  • Silence will not of itself constitute acceptance.