Edwin J. Brooks v. John M. Fleming

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Edwin J. Brooks v. John M. Fleming
Case Date: 
1868
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Dissolution of Partnership

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
160
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In 1865, the parties entered into a partnership for the purpose of prosecuting their business as attorneys at law. By the terms of the agreement, the parties were to work under the firm name Fleming & Brooks and to share the profits equally and to share expenses. Brooks believes the defendant broke into his desk and destroyed his copy of the agreement before trying to dissolve the partnership and also took money made by the firm, part of which rightfully belongs to the plaintiff.