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BETHANY PHARMACAL CO., INC. v. QVC, INC., 00-2468

Under Illinois law, since an agent cannot unilaterally create an apparent agency through her own words or conduct, agency is create when defendant created an appearance that party was its agent by allowing the party to corresond with vendors and to act as an intermediary between defendant and vendors.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/30/2000
  • Decided 02/23/2001
  • Published 02/23/2001

Judges

  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, MANION and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Frederic Lee Kenney (argued), Winters, Featherstun, Gaumer, Kenney, Postlewait & Stocks, Decatur, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Lorilea Buerkett (argued), Brown, Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Il, for defendant-appellee.