quasi contract


quasi contract
quasi contract see contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

quasi contract
n.
An obligation similar to a contract imposed by the law when two parties have made no promises to one another but when one party has benefited from services provided by another in such a way that the benefited party would be unjustly enriched if the court did not find the existence of an obligation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


quasi contract
An arrangement created and enforced by a court to prevent one party from being unjustly enriched by another; also known as an implied-in-law contract. (See: implied contract, unjust enrichment)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


quasi contract
An obligation that the law creates in the absence of an agreement between the parties.
It is invoked by the courts where unjust enrichment, which occurs when a person retains money or benefits that in all fairness belong to another, would exist without judicial relief.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


quasi contract
An obligation that the law creates in the absence of an agreement between the parties.
 
It is invoked by the courts where unjust enrichment, which occurs when a person retains money or benefits that in all fairness belong to another, would exist without judicial relief.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

quasi contract
n.
   a situation in which there is an obligation as if there was a contract, although the technical requirements of a contract have not been fulfilled.
   See also: contract, quasi

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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